Useful Links

The following links can provide useful information about the proposals for a new open cast mine at Nant Llesg and of the impact that open cast mines can have on local communities. These websites are managed by third parties and Green Valleys Alliance is not responsible for the content of external sites. If you manage a website that you think should be included here, please email us at

Caerphilly County Borough Council
Council home page
Council planning pages
Find your Councillor

Miller Argent
Miller Argent main contact page
Nant Llesg comment form

Anti-mining groups
Residents Against Ffos-y-Fan
Coal Action Scotland
Coal Action Network

Health issues
A guide to Health Impact Assessments
Media coverage of mine proposal at Torfaen and health impacts
Margam extension Health Impact Assessment
International Labour Organisation guide to Health and Safety in Opencast mining
Link to cancer from Diesel fumes from heavy machinery
New Health concerns for Open cast mining
Published health studies relating to open cast
Concerns about house prices and quality of life living near open cast mines

Rules surrounding open cast mining
Kingdom of Spain pays compensation for poor planning of open cast mining â