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Consultation on coal tip safety in Wales including Ministerial Address

Event organised by ICE

21 June 2021

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Commencing with a Ministerial Address by Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change, this important meeting launches a major engineering consultation into the safety of coal tips in Wales.

Wales’ long history in coal mining and associated industrial relics has meant tip safety requires continuing assessment. The presentation will begin with a high-level introduction by the Welsh Government’s Coal Tip Safety Task Force followed by a history of tipping in Wales, including the Aberfan disaster (1966) and resulting Tribunal Report. The Welsh Government will then provide an overview and update on the work of the Coal Tip Safety Task Force, established by the First Minister in response to the Tylorstown landslip in February 2020.

The Law Commission’s consultation paper on the reform of the law relating to coal tip safety in Wales was published on 9 June 2021. A three-month consultation period will follow. The project team will present their provisional proposals for a new regulatory framework. They will also highlight the consultation questions contained in the paper and invite responses.


The Welsh Government

The Welsh Government

We are the devolved government for Wales.

The Law Commission

The Law Commission

The Law Commission is the statutory independent body created by the Law Commissions Act 1965 to keep the law of England and Wales under review and to recommend reform where it is needed.

Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald

We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges.

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Felicity White