Extensive tests to determine risk of Hatfield's chalk mines

NEARLY quarter-of-a-million pounds is set to be spent on extensive investigations into possible chalk mines in Hatfield. The money, from Welwyn Hatfield Council's emergency fund, will pay for further tests at three areas still blighted. Locations at

NEARLY quarter-of-a-million pounds is set to be spent on extensive investigations into possible chalk mines in Hatfield.

The money, from Welwyn Hatfield Council's emergency fund, will pay for further tests at three areas still blighted.

Locations at Roe Green Dell and the University of Hertfordshire's College Lane campus are considered "very high risk".

Chantry Lane Copse is also thought to be "high risk"


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The council's cabinet will be asked at a meeting tonight (Tuesday) to authorise spending �235,000.

An officers' report will tell them the tests should be carried out "as soon as possible".

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