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Mining Risks from Abandoned Mines



Sally Redman

3rd December 2020

The UK had a large natural resources reserve which were critically extracted to build the industrial revolution. However as a result of this, there have been a number of risks associated with pollution, flooding and subsidence which can affect properties and human health. Some of these risks can be costly to remediate and as such it is essential that a mining and subsidence report is carried out prior to purchasing a property.

This video will provide an insight into the mining history of the UK, the hazards associated with our abandoned mines with some examples of real case studies and will explain how you go about finding out if the property is within a mining area.


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