The coal mine operations are temporarily on hold although work on the Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Techniques (SCAT) assessment as well as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) field analysis will continue over the next two to three days. No one is being laid off and full operations will continue soon. Although people are obviously concerned, it appears that the general mood among employees is optimistic.
Here is what today’s CEC media update said:
As of Monday, September 2, a temporary operational curtailment, that is expected to last between seven and ten days, was put into effect. During this curtailment, only those staff required for ongoing response and recovery efforts as well as those necessary to maintain basic mine operations will be working. This curtailment affects up to 100 Basin Coal Mine employees and sub-contractors.