There are no concerns regarding the stability of disused coal tips under the control of authorities in Caerphilly County Borough following the heavy rain of Storm Dennis.
Responsibility for the tips is split between Caerphilly County Borough Council, the Coal Authority and private landowners.
A spokesman for Caerphilly Council confirmed to Caerphilly Observer there were no concerns regarding the tips, numbering more than 200, under its control.
The Coal Authority has also confirmed it has inspected the tips under its control.
Caerphilly Observer has been unable to find out how many tips are on private land within Caerphilly County Borough.
Lisa Pinney, Chief Executive at the Coal Authority, said: “Our teams have been busy over recent days to help keep communities safe after Storm Dennis and our thoughts are with those who have been affected.
“We have completed an emergency inspection regime of the tips we own and manage in South Wales and haven’t seen any significant issues at any of these sites.
“We are ensuring that all drainage channels and trash screens are free from debris so they perform as they should.
“We regularly inspect our sites and remotely monitor key sites so we’re alerted to any movement.
“We are, as always, working closely with our partners to help and support others as we can, whether we manage their tips or not.
“You can call us 24/7 to report a coal mining hazard or to get safety advice on 01623 646333.”
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