Miller Argent also runs the Ffos y Fran opencast mine
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Plans for controversial Rhymney Valley mine go on display

Plans for a new opencast mine in the Rhymney Valley in south Wales which is facing opposition are going on public display.

Miller Argent said its Nant Llesg mine would provide up to 239 full-time jobs.

If backed by Caerphilly council, the firm said it would invest nearly £13m annually in the mine and create a fund to support local community projects.

However, a campaign group has commissioned university research which claims the mine "could affect future inward investment prospects".

The Cardiff University research, published on Tuesday, was commissioned by campaign group the Green Valleys Alliance.

Steffan Messenger reports.

Row as opencast mine plans unveiled

  • 19 Nov 2013
  • From the section Wales