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Community Update on the Magheracloone Subsidence Incident – 18.05.2020

Posted on 18.05.2020 - updated on: 16.04.2024

18th May 2020


Below is a progress report on recent activities.


A number of weeks ago we started the preparation works for the installation of extensometers in the mine workings under the R179. This will see a monitoring system in place for the R179 to the same standard as has already been installed for the LP4900. The work to date has progressed well and the preparation works are now completed. We hope to complete the installation of the extensometers in the coming weeks provided the specialist contractors needed can visit the area.


Furthermore, we are mindful of our commitment to the completion of the reparation works at the site of the September 2018 subsidence event and the Government’s guidance on outdoor works. Therefore, in the coming days we will commence the final grading and landscaping of the area. All of the above work will be carried out in strict accordance with the HSE guidelines regarding COVID-19.


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