By: J.S., STA
The deadline to completely shut down the Trbovlje-Hrastnik coal mine was extended yet again, this time until the end of 2023, as the National Assembly endorsed changes to the 2000 law on coal phase-out and restructuring of the Zasavje region.
The brown coal mine has not been operational since 2014. The cost of the additional works is now estimated at EUR 11.7 million, of which EUR 8.9 million will come from the national budget. The closure has so far cost an estimated EUR 250 million.