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UK Coal Authority welcomes Triennial Review findings

World Coal,

The Coal Authority has welcomed the findings of a Triennial Review into its work by government, which has recommended it should continue to carry out its current functions in its present form. The review takes place every three years to consider whether the Authority’s work is still relevant and needed today.

Many individuals and organisations giving evidence to the Triennial Review said that the Authority’s work to clean up mine water pollution and deal with public safety and subsidence issues is vital.

The Authority is now working to become more self-sufficient by developing its range of commercial products and services, while continuing to deliver its statutory duties in dealing with Britain’s mining legacy. It is also looking at ways to share its expertise in resolving the impacts of mining by providing advice and services to governments, public bodies and organisations in the UK and overseas.

Stephen Dingle, Chair, Coal Authority, said: “In our five year plan we outlined our commitment to being a world leader in resolving the impacts of mining. The results of our Triennial Review are excellent and I am delighted that the work of our expert team has been recognised by government and our stakeholders.”

“We work hard to deliver products and services that are cost-effective, innovative and sustainable, offering our customers real, long-term solutions,” Dingle added. “Our engineers, scientists, mining surveyors and mining information experts work together every day to help deliver peace of mind for the people and organisations that we support. But we know that our practices and technology can be used to do even more to resolve the impacts of mining. That’s why we’re now using our expertise to deal with pollution from historic metal mining in the UK and expanding our work to support governments and organisations in the UK and overseas.”

Edited from various sources by Sam Dodson

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