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MUD SLIDES - Case Study of Aberfan

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Mud Slide hotspots

Mudslides are now a major global issue;

Mudslides now occur in every country in the World, but the following countries suffer distinctly;
 
USA
Columbia
India
Mexico
Brazil
Indonesia
Singapore.
 
It is thought that the majority of these countries suffer from such problems due to poor housing, over use of the hillside.

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THESE COUNTRIES MUST BE EDUCATED

THEY MUST MAKE NECESSARY PREVENTION

Experience

People who have experienced mud slides first hand are those most suitable to deal with the risk most succesfully. 
 
In several countries, programmes are now in place to preserve slopes with potentially dangerous effects. 

Scientists are yet to properley formulate a succesful plan to prevent wholescale slope failure.  However some measures have been taken such as barrier building and underground material movement.  Although these have proved valid attempts, there stil remains no long term plan to prevent their occurance.

By 2015 the UN have proposed to hold a summit based upon educating the less developed world as to the dangers of natural risk.  Mudslide and Slope failure will be discussed on the agenda.