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Turbine landslide concerns

There is real concern in Glyncorrwg about what could happen when they dig out tonnes of earth to build huge turbines. This could cause landslides.

Our recent landslide, which blocked the only road to Glyncorrwg, happened because of heavy rain. Add to this the excavation for wind turbines and you will realise why we are so worried .

In the early '60s, when I was in my teens, a landslide of a coal tip occurred - not so very long after the tragic Aberfan disaster - at Corrwg Fechan, the very place where the wind farm is proposed.

I was living at Heol y Deryn and I remember the fear and panic in our house and the street as the deposits from the slide built up and blocked the river on a corner at the end of the street.

My parents were at the point of moving furniture and other possessions upstairs - and at the same time remembering the devastation at Aberfan - wondering if the same would happen at Glyncorrwg.

We were lucky! The rain stopped and eventually the river subsided and changed its course.

However, it was some time before the debris and coal deposits were cleared.

It cements the fear we now hold about the potential instability of the mountains surrounding the village.

The proposed turbines, 410 feet high, are about half a mile from people's houses.

That is why we are worried in Glyncorrwg.

This proposed wind farm must be turned down.

SYLVIA TITTLEY
Glyncorrwg.

Newspaper: Neath Port Talbot Guardian
Date: 06/09/07