Although such seam fires have been very rare in the German mining industry due to very strictly regulated fire protection measures, other countries have had to struggle with them. In China alone, DMT experts estimate that around 200 million tonnes of coal go up in smoke every year without being controlled. With decades of experience from projects for fire prevention, fire detection, long-term measurement and fighting fires in deposits, dumps, waste disposal sites and silos, including in New Zealand, Italy, Norway and Mongolia, they are among the most sought-after experts.
Click here for the documentary (German language): https://www.zdf.de/dokumentation/planet-e/planet-e-die-flammen-der-floeze-100.html
and for further information from DMT expert Hartwig Gielisch: https://www.slideshare.net/DMTGroup/coal-fire-fighting-by-dmt
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