Paris Coal Mine


It officially received the name Paris Coal Mine only in 1989. Known as Nowa-Łabęcki Coal Mine (since 1945 Generał Zawadzki Coal Mine), it was established in 1876 from the merger of  Nowa, Łabęcki and Koszelew mines. Their owners leased those mines to the French-Italian Society of Dąbrowa Coal Mines. The Paris shaft, to which the mine owes its name, was opened in 1884. In 1969, the only water disaster in the Polish mining industry occurred due to the sedimentation tank breakdown and between 89 to 119 miners were trapped. The rescue operation used table tennis balls filled with vitamin preparations. They were sent via the canal under the coal heading to keep the rescued in good condition.

An estimated 1,400 girls are not born every year in Armenia due to a rooted preference for male children. The son-bias combined with a lower birth rate, has led to an alarming number of sex-selective abortions. Community activities, various laws and television shows are addressing the issue - with positive results. But is the actual problem being tackled?