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Friday, 30 August, 2002, 10:34 GMT 11:34 UK
Families to learn of collapse danger
Field Road in January 2000
Field Road had to be evacuated following subsidence
Thousands of residents in Berkshire are waiting to learn whether their homes are in danger of collapse.

In January 2000 part of Field Road in Reading collapsed prompting the local council to commission a study of the chalk mines underneath the town.

Nearly 3,000 homeowners have now been invited to attend a meeting at which the results of the study will be revealed.

The council has refused to comment about the findings but locals fear the area affected could be larger than first thought.

About 30 families were evacuated from Field Road after part of a house collapsed into an old chalk quarry.

It was believed the problem was limited to Field Road but the council has asked about 2,800 families to Friday's meeting at The Hexagon.


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