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17 February 2020

Did South Wales suffer a coal waste landslide yesterday?

A significant landslide occurred at Tylorstown in South Wales yesterday. There are indications that this occurred at the site of a coal waste spoil tip.

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15 July 2019

Godre’r Graig: risks to a school from a spoil tip landslide

At the end of last week, Godre’r Graig Primary School, near Pontardawe in South Wales, was temporarily closed due to the risks of a spoil tip landslide

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26 February 2017

Kakanj – an enormous mine waste landslide in Bosnia last Friday

On Friday an enormous landslide occurred in mine waste from the Kakanj coal mine in Bosnia, causing the evacuation of over 150 people.

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18 October 2016

Aberfan: the National Coal Board failures part 1

The tribunal into the Aberfan disaster robustly criticised the National Coal Board for their failure to learn from a number of previous significant landslides in spoil heaps, including some at Aberfan itself

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16 December 2015

Burma jade mine landslides: an annus horribilis

This has been a terrible year for Burma jade mine landslides, with over 300 deaths. The cause is probably an increase in mining activity this year.

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24 November 2015

The Burma jade mine landslide disaster

The Burma jade mine landslide disaster on Friday was a massive flowslide that is now known to have killed over 110 people. The final toll may be about 200 people, most of them poor miners living in an unofficial settlement.

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