Cyclone wreckage lays bare met coal’s top exporter weak link

April 12, 2017

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Two weeks after a cyclone tore through Australia’s biggest metallurgical coal mining basin, the industry is still reeling.

The outages are a flashback to deluges in 2008 and 2010-11, which forced miners in the world’s largest exporter of the steel-making commodity to update operations with stronger flood defenses and better pumps to drain water.

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