Coal Authority attends safety meeting about coal tips in Wales

The Coal Authority inspection team hasn't seen any significant issues at our 26 Welsh sites.

Following recent storms, we’re continuing to closely monitor and maintain the disused coal tips we own and manage in Wales.

We also attended a coal tip safety meeting, chaired by Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart and First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford on Monday 24 February, with the Welsh Local Government Association and Natural Resources Wales.

After stating their governments would work together to assess the safety of tips and ensure they are being properly monitored, the First Minister and Secretary of State agreed that:

  • all relevant agencies will work together to share resources and technical expertise, establishing a common set of standards for risk assessment

  • information will be provided to people living in the south Wales valleys about the safety of local tips, co-ordinated by a single point of

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