Workers at the now closed smokeless fuel plant which closed in 1991who were made ill by their place of work, the High Court has ruled.
The men said making the fuel at the at Abercwmboi, Rhondda Cynon Taf, left them with lung cancer and respiratory disease.
Four of 183 ex-workers with claims won compensation between £120,000 and £4,500 after claiming British Coal failed to provide necessary protection.
Lawyers say the judgement could affect hundreds of workers throughout the UK.
The workers had put forward claims for lung, skin and bladder cancers and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
The area around Abwecwmboi used to be one of the most polluted parts of Wales
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The Phurnacite Justice Action Group are still battling on trying to get justice for those that were denied it as a result of the court case. It wasn't the huge success it was hailed to be, that has hidden a much larger injustice and whilst it's good for those who saw justice done for the harm caused to them, many were and are still being denied compensation and justice. the group are trying to change that. https://www.facebook.com/PhurnaciteJusticeActionGroup?ref=hl hope to hear from you, Kindest regards, Shirley
Unfortunately n a attempt to clean up my Google account I deleted the Photos stored on the Blog not realising that this would also delete them this would delet them gtrom my pages.
But here's a few example
Clearly this is possibly on of the greatest ecological disasters not only in the UK.
And people are still suffering from this
The group Facebook page is here
Is this not a issue that our Assembly should be looking at and Investigate the price we are now paying for out Industrial past?
Starting with the legacy of pollution and linked ilness at Abercwmboi would be a start.