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SimonRL

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Tower Colliery - open cast mining
Posted: 23/05/2012 19:31:07
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-18163159

The final chapter is under way in the mining history of Tower Colliery in south Wales.

The deep pit in the Cynon Valley closed four years ago, but work has started nearby to remove coal from what will become one of the biggest opencast mines in the UK.


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cunningcorgi1

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Tower Colliery - open cast mining
Posted: 23/05/2012 19:51:33
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They have been doing a hell of a lot of work on the opencast site for the past year or so - always busy there.

They must just have been readying the site for the opencast.
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Morrisey

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Tower Colliery - open cast mining
Posted: 23/05/2012 22:22:09
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Good on em - they deserve it. I was fortunate to be shown around Tower last year, they were just putting the final plans together regarding the opencast. Brilliant bunch of blokes. Thumb Up IP: 80.192.143.76
Ty Gwyn

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Tower Colliery - open cast mining
Posted: 23/05/2012 23:41:18
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6 to 7m tons of coal they estimate to opencast,some coal has been leaving for a month. IP: 81.158.19.68
chriscambo25

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Tower Colliery - open cast mining
Posted: 24/05/2012 00:13:15
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Tower was a story of success-after the workers bought out from -British coal? or was it RJB??

Should aditnow members consider all chipping in a few quid and buying out our own mines and following suit???

probably not.
IP: 2.99.92.136 Edited: 24/05/2012 00:14:27 by chriscambo25
Peteraf

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Tower Colliery - open cast mining
Posted: 24/05/2012 09:10:27
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The mine was bought by the workers lead by Tyrone O'Sullivan (God by any other name) and is now run by a firm on their behalf IP: 86.155.84.46
Ty Gwyn

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Posted: 24/05/2012 09:48:19
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Hargreeves are doing the opencasting. IP: 86.165.176.234
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Tower Colliery - open cast mining
Posted: 24/05/2012 23:33:58
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chriscambo25 wrote:

Tower was a story of success-after the workers bought out from -British coal? or was it RJB??


The worker buy-out was from British Coal.
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