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25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Posted: 15/12/2010 20:11:29
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The waterfall route will be fantastic with snow! all the ice and all, will make for a spectacular photo!

Whose in a wheelchair? Could be piggy backs all the way!

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25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Posted: 17/12/2010 22:49:52
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I underestimated the UK's inability to cope with snow... I was holding job interviews today... 90% diddnt show up because of the snow... I travelled on a 80 mile round trip to get to the job centre... the furthest applicant was 6 miles away, the closest 2 miles away... and they were "Snowed in"!!!

I understand if say its over 2ft... maybe a problem in a car... But South Wales gets a sprinkle of dandruff, up north is real snow...

Needless to say, It would take an ice age to hit, with wooly Mamouths popping their clogs everywhere before I think about not leaving the house!

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25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Posted: 19/12/2010 19:36:31
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Just spent the last 2 days up in Dinas, Snow all over. Fantastic!

The river was purple in colour though.. some kind of chemical had clearly got in, in abundance. All Ice was Purple alongside, and dead things here and there.

Hopefully with have cleared up by Christmas!

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Posted: 24/12/2010 20:33:21
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Theres still time if anyone wants time away from it all.

Christmas day 1000AM Dinas Rock Car Park, Pontneddfechan,

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25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Posted: 24/12/2010 21:32:51
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Have a good day tomorrow all of you Smile Matty, sorry I couldn't get down last weekend and so didn't bring you that Christmas pud Sad

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25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Posted: 25/12/2010 10:41:50
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Did you not report it to the enviroment agency ? IP: 81.109.63.234
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25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Posted: 25/12/2010 20:03:41
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Trip not a complete success. The snow was too deep for my wheel chair, so Matty gave me a piggyback. First we visited the frozen waterfall and took a couple of photos. Matty then gave me a piggyback back to the cars. I was keen to visit the mines, but Matty refused as he was knackered. Being winter, Matty was unable to buy a barbeque, so we made do with a tin of a frankfurters.

I'll be back...when the snow has gone.

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25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Posted: 25/12/2010 20:13:55
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LOL!

Danke Tony!

Yes, the snow was beautiful... Not Wheelchairable... shame, I wanted a ride!

Tony says to me "Fancy the Waterfall" to which I replied "Sure, Ill get you up there!" That would have been comical.. on my shoulders... Big Grin

Aditadict : Yes, Pink stuff reported, and Ive taken a sample if they decide they need it. It seems to have mostly cleared up, but the death and impact remains.

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25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Posted: 01/01/2011 21:16:29
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gt5952 wrote:

Just spent the last 2 days up in Dinas, Snow all over. Fantastic!

The river was purple in colour though.. some kind of chemical had clearly got in, in abundance. All Ice was Purple alongside, and dead things here and there.

Hopefully with have cleared up by Christmas!


I was up there yesterday. A bit of pink foam still around but it seemed reasonably clear. What we did see in the Mellte in the gunpowder works area were some large salmon leaping a weir! Thumbs Up

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25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Posted: 01/01/2011 21:34:54
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Hi Peter,

Salmon? Wow! Diddnt know there was that kind of fish about!

Yes, Im up there all weekend swinging from the rock (On a rope) Its still a bit Frothy. Ive reported it to the environmental agency, and although it doesnt seem so bad, its still present, and still a concern to me. Sadly, there seems to be no update on the matter.

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25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Posted: 01/01/2011 21:55:18
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It was the weir just above the bridge built by the army engineers.

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25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Posted: 01/01/2011 23:10:31
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I know it well....

Was the Pink stuff up that river too? of did you go to the river to the right looking upstream (By the Waterfall climb and between upper and lower silica)?

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Posted: 01/01/2011 23:50:45
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Only saw a small amount of the pink foam in the river directly in front of the mine. The Mellte was clean as a whistle.


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25 December 2010 Christmas Minex South Wales
Posted: 02/01/2011 12:29:02
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The Sychryd has had some form of foamy pollution for as long as I can remember (1960s).
Apart from Rhigos industrial estate there's also a lot of fly tipping in the trees along the A465, a lot of potential for mishaps with chemicals. Sad
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Posted: 02/01/2011 19:09:44
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Hi Morlock,
Yeah, those fly tippers, and anyone else dropping litter proper grip me. As you get to the inbetween point between the 2 main silica mines theres always loads of trash at the river bend. Its beyond a joke.

This pink stuff remained for some time, so whatever it was, it was big.

Ive been up there the last few days, and all is clear now, everything has thawed, and hence its all washed away.

Back up tomorrow to follow Tony Oldhams book to find a few places, and finally visit Wills Hole.

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