Cargill stops mining salt under Lake Erie out of safety concerns
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cargill salt mine below Lake Erie has stopped mining because of concerns that the roof 1,800 feet below ground could collapse.
That’s according to Cargill spokesman Mark Klein, who said the company stopped mining salt on Monday after its first shift, sending about 100 employees home for the week with pay.
“We don’t want anybody in that area in case part of the roof comes down,” Klein said.
The problem is called “convergence,” Klein said. “Either the floor is coming up a little or the ceiling is coming down a little.” . . . .
This may relate to many themes explored here. The story was sent in by an eagle-eyed reader. By highway driving it is 1,169 miles from Lake FUBAR:
From the Port of Cleveland – Along the Water (about the salt mine)