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Colombia ends coal shipments from US mining giant Drummond after major coal spill in the Caribbean

Colombia's government froze coal shipments by US mining giant Drummond on Wednesday, saying it has not complied with local environmental regulations. New regulations that took effect January 1 require companies operating in the country to use coal freight methods with a low environmental impact. But authorities said Drummond has continued to use open barges which in January 2013 were partly to blame for a major coal spill on the Carribbean coast.

Colombia stops Drummond coal shipments over environmental row

Colombia's government froze coal shipments by US mining giant Drummond on Wednesday, saying it has not complied with local environmental regulations. New regulations that took effect January 1 require companies operating in the country to use coal freight methods with a low environmental impact. But authorities said Drummond has continued to use open barges which in January 2013 were partly to blame for a major coal spill on the Carribbean coast.
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