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MUD SLIDES - Case Study of Aberfan

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Mud Slide Pictures

A selection of mud slide pictures from around the world;

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A slide in the USA shows no mercy-

The sediment brought forth by the slide is capable of carrying significant loads such as cars, houses and even livestock.

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Mud swamps a valley and the village within it;

Slides have no barriers and can move freeley amongst houses and roads, taking with it, all that lies in its way.

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Deforestation in USA leads to slope failure;

Deforestation can lead to slope failure.  By removing excess trees, the slope becomes unstable and sediment is consequently easier to move.

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Small Scale slope failure in Dorset;

Even small scale failure such as this can lead to whole scale disaster and loss of life.