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10 June 2021
The Law Commission has published welcome proposals to change the legal framework on the management of coal tip safety in England and Wales
20 April 2021
The 19 April 2021 coastal landslide at Nefyn Bay in North Wales, which was caught on a brilliant video by a woman on the beach.
7 April 2021
The complex politics of managing coal waste tip stability in South Wales
5 April 2020
In 1935 a large colliery landslide came very close to causing major damage to Cwmaman in South Wales. An archive Pathe News report provides detail.
18 February 2020
Images of the Tylorstown landslide show that it was a rotational landslide in coal waste that transitioned into a flowslide.
17 February 2020
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.
15 July 2019
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
21 October 2016
The Aberfan victims and survivors Today is the 50th anniversary of Aberfan, an event that will be commemorated both at the site and across the United Kingdom. It is of course a day to remember the Aberfan victims, the majority of whom were children and teachers at the Pantglas Junior School, and to hear accounts of the survivors. Those lost are remembered in a simple memorial garden at Aberfan, with …
20 October 2016
Events after the Aberfan tragedy are remarkable. The Tribunal robustly criticised the National Coal Board for their behaviour during the proceedings, but they still extracted £150,000 from the disaster fund to clean up their own mess