Illegal Coal Mines Blight Ukraine's Landscape

By and on November 27, 2013
ukraine 7 Photograph by Joseph Sywenkyj

Igor repairs a cable that’s used to pull coal to the surface, from about 350 meters deep, at the opening of a mine shaft on Oct. 18. The mine, which is illegal, is located in the Davydovka settlement near the eastern Ukrainian city of Torez, the same settlement where two miners died in an accident at an illegal mine two days earlier.

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