To enhance fly ash utilization from Pithead
power plants, trial for bulk transportation of fly ash to consumption centre was carried out successfully by NTPC Ltd.
UP to 40 new jobs are set to be created if plans for a supermarket on a former pithead
are given the go-ahead.
The hilltop on which the Angel now stands proudly used to be a former colliery pithead
baths that was regarded as being representative of Gateshead's mining history.
The towers of the pithead
winding gear and the great wheels, still turning, lurched from side to side.
Visitors can see the lifts, gantries, pithead
buildings and hear about the undercroft, the vast area under the pithead
into which the railway wagons would pull to be filled with coal.
CIL officials said even though imports during the period were down 20% over the corresponding previous period, even if domestic miners were able to replace at least half of the imported volume by domestic coal, it would mitigate the rising problem of pithead
The firm has already launched two ales - Boyo and Shwmae - and with another two, Tommy Box and Pithead
, due out shortly, it has started bottling ales, which are selling well at food and drink festivals.
project is likely to involve an investment of about ` 24,000 crore.
CLEANING UP: Sir Noel Holmes, Chairman of the North Eastern Division of the National Coal Board, officially opened the pithead
baths at Lepton Edge colliery in 1953.
A note from one meeting reads: "It was agreed it might be necessary at some stage to examine more radical options for extending endurance, including the use of servicemen to move pithead
stocks to power stations by rail and road.
But a slip on some soap in the pithead
showers led him to a back injury and fame
A separate memorial at Gresford, which includes pithead
winding gear, also carries the names of all those who died.