What is the Cost?

The map below shows the sheer size of the area that is proposed for open cast mining at Nant Llesg - it’s eastern edge being just 500 metres from the town of Rhymney. The impact of these proposals on the lives of people in the town, and further afield, cannot be underestimated. In these pages we have set out just some of the negative effects on health, jobs, quality of life, the environment, and the local community as a whole.