News — Coal Mining
Posted by Daniel Feuer on
Looking down I know it's dark in there, very dark. A pitch black where you only know your hand is in front of your face when it touches your nose. During a trip back East, I had an opportunity to tour a non‐functioning coal mine in Nova Scotia. The mine hadn't been in production for years, but the tour guide explained how dangerous these places were. The miners carried actual canaries with them as an early warning system for toxic gases such as carbon monoxide or methane. The mine that I'm looking at today bares little resemblance to the one...