PERTH Feb 2 BHP Billiton's South Walker Creek
and Broadmeadow coal mines and Peabody Energy's Burton
coal mine were shut ahead of Cyclone Yasi, which is expected to
land on the Queensland coast early Thursday, a union official
told Reuters on Wednesday.
BHP owns the South Walker Creek and Broadmeadow coal mines,
which have a combined capacity of over 6 million tonnes of coal
per year, through the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, which it
owns jointly with Japan's Mitsubishi.
Peabody's Burton produces about 2.7 million tonnes of coal
(Reporting by Rebekah Kebede; Editing by Manash Goswami)