The Aberfan Landslide, South Wales

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The Aberfan Landslide, South Wales
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When?
21st Oct 1966, 9am
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What was a factor that influenced it?
Aberfan was built around a colliery
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Why did it occur?
Coal waste was dumped on valley side, the valley floor wasn't wide enough, the toe of the tip was eroded
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What other influenced the erosion of the toe?
The town sat above a line of springs which added weight
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How high above the town was the tip?
200m
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How much mudflow?
100,000m3, 30km/h
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Deaths?
147
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How many were children and teachers?
116 children, 5 teachers
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What was the result of the children dying?
An ageing population
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What environmental issue became apparent?
Contaminated springs
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Short term management? (3)
Community spirit, sand bags, rescue digging
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Long term management? (2)
Colliery complex removed, potentially dangerous tips lowered and restructured nationally
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