Buchanan County

CONSOL to temporarily idle Va. mine

BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. - CONSOL Energy is temporarily idling a mine in southwest Virginia.

Buchanan Mine in Buchanan County, Virginia will stop operations for 30 to 60 days. CONSOL says most of the 620 workers will be furloughed.

The company is blaming a decline in global steel demand. That mine produces metallurgical coal used to make steel.

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