Following several comments on local social media and on Wales Online about a loud bang heard across north Cardiff yesterday afternoon (30 January), we have received this from Cemex, the operators of the Taffs Well Quarry:
"Just keeping you updated after a number of complaints and reports of unusual effects from blasting at Taffs Well Quarry reported within the press.
We have responded to the press and the individuals who have raised their concerns. We are undertaking a thorough examination of the circumstances. It goes without saying that we take extremely seriously any concerns from the local community in relation to our activities. We do our best to be a good neighbour and will continue to do so.
Without wishing to prejudice the ongoing investigation into these recent events, it appears that the weather conditions prevailing may have contributed to the effects experienced. Low cloud can result in ‘air over pressure’ where the blast can be reflected. The examination of the meteorological conditions will obviously form part of our detailed investigation and we will endeavour to report back to all our stakeholders in due course".
We will keep you posted.