Walter Energy set to mothball Aberpergwm Colliery

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media captionA 30-day consultation on proposals for Aberpergwm Colliery is due to start on Friday

Jobs could go under plans to mothball a coal mine in Neath Port Talbot.

A 30-day consultation on proposals for Aberpergwm Colliery, near Glynneath, is due to start on Friday, according to the National Union of Mineworkers South Wales branch.

The mine employs about 60 staff after 300 workers lost their jobs in 2012.

In a letter to workers, American owners Walter Energy said the proposals meant "significant" redundancies. They have been asked to comment.

Neath AM Gwenda Thomas said: "I sincerely hope that all the jobs in Aberpergwm can be saved. It is vital for the future prosperity of Wales that deep mining continues to exist."

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