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This British village is heating homes with water from a flooded coal mine

Mine water heating schemes provides the opportunity to heat Britain's home in a low-carbon, sustainable way. Image: REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN) - LM1E4BO16IE01

Harry Kretchmer
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When built, Seaham Garden Village will have around 1,500 homes - all equipped with mine water heating systems
When built, Seaham Garden Village will have around 1,500 homes - all equipped with mine water heating systems Image: The Coal Authority

Around a quarter of homes in the UK sit upon its many large coalfields, and many could benefit from mine water heating projects.
Around a quarter of homes in the UK sit upon its many large coalfields, and many could benefit from mine water heating projects. Image: The Coal Authority / BBC

With falling demand for coal, mine water heating schemes can show us a new light to put abandoned mines to good use
With falling demand for coal, mine water heating schemes can show us a new light to put abandoned mines to good use Image: BEIS
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