Just how big is Ffos-y-Fran?
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Just how big is Ffos-y-Fran?

It is the biggest opencast coalmine in the UK - and it has caught the eye of the United Nations.

A report from the UN says there should be an independent investigation into the potential health impacts of the Ffos-y-Fran site near Merthyr Tydfil in south Wales.

It follows a long campaign by nearby residents.

The UN findings are disputed by the mine operator, which has claimed the report is biased.

Whatever the truth - one fact is beyond dispute - Ffos-y-Fran is big - really big.

  • 09 Mar 2017
  • From the section Wales