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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Flood halfway up a hill: Dynevor Road Skewen:

    Skewen flood '''from mine''' forces 100 homes to be evacuated - BBC News

    There's a tulipload of holes in the ground up there:

    Interactive Map Viewer | Coal Authority

    Ooops.
    So the holes are no good in diverting the water away from homes etc?

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      Originally posted by eek View Post
      Pali
      I had a hunch you'd be along for the pali

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        Gordoneo Bennuto! Getting a deluge of phoney emails. Must have come to top of pwned list again.
        bloggoth

        If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
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          Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
          You & your grill, me & my teapot*.

          It's all go cleaning stuff at the moment.

          You'd think we were all locked in or something.
          I've just been cleaning my oven* and noticed there was limescale on the kitchen tap, so had to give that a good clean as well.

          *I used baking soda to clean the wire racks but really need some Pink Stuff
          "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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            Darn it. Not got me little van back yet. Garage said the part they ordered hasn't turned up yet.

            Loony lady 1 had to drive us to our walk place today. She drives like a snail, we always get a queue behind us.

            PS She walks like a snail too. Loony lady 2 was much faster.
            bloggoth

            If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
            John Wayne (My guru, not to be confused with my beloved prophet Jeremy Clarkson)

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              Now watching some dog grooming program.

              Apparently it is a competition to be the best dog groomer!?!

              Anyway they are grooming cocker spaniels, The dogs are just patiently standing their panting while staring at the groomer.

              They have some very fat guy who is the judge.
              "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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                Apparently some of the dogs are fat as well.
                "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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                  Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
                  So the holes are no good in diverting the water away from homes etc?
                  Nope, they fill up once the pumping equipment is turned off and if the rainfall exceeds the natural drainage rate it starts popping out all over the place. Most of South Wales is built on the geological equivalent of swiss cheese.

                  I worked for the Coal Authority for a couple of years and one of the projects I worked on was the digitisation of their historic map collection that underpins that online map service. They have stuff going right back to the early days of mining on cloth maps anything up to 6' x 8' in size, all hand drawn. Genuinely fascinating stuff.
                  "Being nice costs nothing and sometimes gets you extra bacon" - Pondlife.

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                    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
                    So the holes are no good in diverting the water away from homes etc?
                    Nope, the hole is whence the water cometh.

                    Main Colliery Neath floods the village

                    Happily the bit I'm sitting on at the moment had nothing of any innerest underneath it due to the presence of The Neath Disturbance that formed the valley.

                    Otherwise there's an outcrop on the other side of the river that's just about aimed right at me.

                    Not to mention all the faulting around here.

                    When I had the time & the inclination (i.e. in work, bored tulipless) I investigated some of this stuff.

                    There's shedloads of holes all around.

                    I noticed that when they built the new estate up the road that they had various curious pipes stuck in the ground.

                    Bet they were looking for workings.

                    The canal went bright orange about 20 years ago when a level up in Ynysarwed suddenly started pouring orange water out (i.e. contaminated with iron).

                    There's a treatment plant up there now (reed bed thing IIRC) that stops us getting orange coloured swans.

                    Originally posted by Wiki
                    In 1993 the stretch of canal from Abergarwed locks to Tyn-yr-Heol lock at Tonna was polluted when iron-bearing water began discharging from a mine adit of the Ynysarwed coal mine. This turned the water orange, and deposited ferruginous sediment along the canal. A treatment plant and reedbeds were installed to clean the mine water, and this £1.6 million project was commissioned in 1999.
                    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 21 January 2021, 20:42.
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                      Now they have another curly haired dog but they all have different breeds.

                      Oh they are giving it a designer coat cut.

                      Finally worked out this program is the dog equivalent of a human hairdressing competition.
                      "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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