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Key facts: Glan Lash opencast coal mine expansion

There are many calls to reject the proposed expansion of the Glan Lash opencast coal mine on the grounds of climate change, citing Planning Policy Wales (Edition 10). But Llandybie Community Council and Councillor Davies support it—citing jobs (six), a modest community fund, and repeating the company’s claims of 'low climate change impact'. See our quick read or full overview on the Glan Lash coal mine extension application. Email the Councillors responsible for deciding the fate of this coal mine application.

 

Key facts & figures

Coal to be sold: 95,000 tonnes in total - around 325 tonnes per week

Volume of 'overburden' (ecosystem) to be removed to access coal: 2,294,652 m3

CO2: Approximately 229,000 tonnes of CO2 in total (2022 BEIS Conversion Factors)

Methane: 659 tonnes in total - 108 tonnes each year.

Coal operator: Bryn Bach Coal Ltd – since 2012

Type: Anthracite coal

Mining method: Opencast

Claimed destination: steelworks, domestic heating, water filtration, brick colourant etc.

Local Planning Authority: Carmarthenshire County Council

Address: Glan Lash Mine Site, Shands Road, Llandybie, Blaenau, Carmarthenshire SA18 3NA

Physical size: 10.03 hectares with a void of 6.68 hectares

Time: 6.1 years

Published: 17/08/2022

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Norah
Norah
9 months ago

The Globalist ( read Imperial ) mindset has not changed in centuries, it is simply GREED IS GOOD , irrespective of the harm it does to others or the environment . Mining coal, even clean coal like anthracite, goes against the stated agenda of net zero by 2030 or any date. Where there is money to be made , the greedy will sniff it out and descend like vultures. The Wasteminster consensus is to make mo ey now. This local obscenity fits hand in glove with the Sunak opening again of the North Sea to màny dozens of oil/ gas exploration. Those that follow the ideology are blind to the mess they make and the damage done to the Earth. They can’t be cured of this greed, it has no cure.

Wendy
Wendy
8 months ago

Congratulations! Dams Heg Inc in Australia is challenging the expansion of Mt pleasant coal mine. They want to mine 21MT/yr until 2048, it’s been approved!

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