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Last Updated: Thursday, 11 November, 2004, 12:11 GMT
Play area opens after mine fear
A Cornish playground has been reopened after investigations showed that the site is safe.

It was feared there were mine workings under the land at Troon near Camborne. Maps of the Troon Adit appeared to show a potential mine opening.

Kerrier District Council closed the play facilities and ordered a detailed site investigation.

During surveys another area of subsidence was discovered nearby and that has now been sealed off.

Kerrier says there is a small area of subsidence on open land near Grenville Gardens and further investigations are being carried out.

Steve Wood, Kerrier's senior engineer said: "We are delighted to be able to re-open the area, declaring it free from mining problems.

"The temporary closure of the play equipment was unfortunate, but we hope residents of Troon will agree it was the right thing to do, given the concerns which had come to light."

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