Zetland FM Local News - 10th August 2018
Investigations are continuing after a 9 year old girl was killed in a rock fall in Staithes;
There was been a further rockfall on cliffs at Saltburn yesterday;
...and it was the beginning of a new era at Boulby Mine yesterday.
Investigations are continuing after a 9 year old girl was killed in a rock fall in Staithes.
The girl died of her injuries after the collapse at Seaton Garth in Staithes on Wednesday afternoon.
Fire crews, ambulances and air ambulance attended the seafront after a number of members of the public made a series of frantic 999 calls after a section of the cliff fell.
A spokesperson for the British Geological Survey has now confirmed that there has been an increased number of cliff falls reported around the coastline in the UK in recent weeks, with the recent unprecedented warm dry weather likely to be a contributing factor.
Current research has linked rockfalls to temperature fluctuations, but the research to fully understand this process is still ongoing.
There was been a further rockfall on cliffs at Saltburn yesterday.
Part of Huntcliff in Saltburn crumbled into the sea at around 4pm yesterday afternoon.
It happened when the tide was in, and nobody is believed to have been hurt in the incident.
It was the beginning of a new era at Boulby Mine yesterday.
The mine in East Cleveland has now transitioned from potash production, which it has mined for over 40 years, to becoming the world’s only producer of the revolutionary multi-nutrient mineral polyhalite.
Raviv Zoller, the President and Chief Executive Officer of ICL, which is the company which operates the mine, was at Boulby yesterday to praise the efforts of all those involved in the transition.
He said that the Boulby Mine has been a part of the community here in East Cleveland since operations began in 1973 and ICL are committed to ensuring that it will play an important and supportive role to those communities for many years to come.