Since the nationalisation of the British coal industry in 1947, Aberfan's colliery had been under the control of the National Coal Board (NCB). She gave her life to save the five of us.”.  In its introduction the inquiry team wrote that it was their, strong and unanimous view ... that the Aberfan disaster could and should have been prevented. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury also refused to pay, and said that the costs were too high.  The tribunal report stated "much of the time of the Tribunal could have been saved if ... the National Coal Board had not stubbornly resisted every attempt to lay the blame where it so clearly must rest—at their door". "Most of my friends in my class died," Jeff said. He said: "Phil was terrified, understandably. The BJP study also found that there was no significant rise in the risk of depression or substance abuse in survivors.  No survivors were found after 11:00 am. Eine offizielle Untersuchung wurde von Lord Justice Edmund Davies geleitet.  NCB officers covered up for him when contacted by Cledwyn Hughes, the Secretary of State for Wales, falsely claiming that Robens was personally directing relief work. But there was widespread anger when £150,000 was deducted from the fund to pay for clearing other coal tips around the village. An avalanche of more than 150,000 tonnes of coal waste and shale which had been dumped on the mountain above the village cascaded down, landing on the school and nearby houses. "If he hadn't come out, within a few minutes he would have drowned.". Insgesamt zerstörten die Massen zwanzig Häuser, eine Farm, fast die gesamte Pantglas-Grundschule und Teile der benachbarten Mittelschule. The smaller Aberfan Calvinistic Chapel nearby was used as a second mortuary from 22 to 29 October. It received nearly 88,000 contributions, totalling £1.75 million. At first she refused to visit the village, sparking criticism in the press and questions about why she wouldn’t go. 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Das NCB wurde zu einer Ausgleichszahlung in Höhe von 500 Pfund, was heute ungefähr 9.400 Euro entspricht, pro Kind verurteilt.  The decision affected 340 physically uninjured children. Im Jahr 1997 zahlte die britische Regierung die £ 150.000 an die ADMF, und im Jahr 2007 spendete die Nationalversammlung für Wales £ 1,5 Millionen an den Fonds und £ 500.000 an die Aberfan Education Charity als Entschädigung für das zu Unrecht eingenommene Geld. Die Rutschung wurde durch eine Wasseransammlung verursacht; als eine Massenbewegung auftrat, verflüssigte sich das durchnässte, feine Material einer Abkippstelle und floss den Berg hinab. These included years of rigid and unrealistic disregard for the importance of the safety of the above-ground tips (as opposed to dangers within the mines); a flawed decision-making process which ignored or minimised the likelihood and the scale of the emergent danger; a dismissive attitude toward the complaints from Aberfan residents, discounting the validity of their concerns; and an incomplete and inadequate response to conditions which caused those complaints. Production Director (SW Division): although he was aware of previous slips in Welsh coalfields and of the potential for danger, he had not visited Merthyr Vale since 1960, and stated that he had not heard of the slip that occurred there in 1963. You can unsubscribe at any time. As someone who had selected four of the tip sites—including for Tips 4 and 7—the tribunal considered that he "must be blamed in some measure for starting tip 7".
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