Metal Mine Water Treatment Scheme Opens  in the Lake District

Metal Mine Water Treatment Scheme Opens in the Lake District

AN innovative treatment works using the natural environment to clean metal-rich water from an abandoned mine has been opened by Water Minister Rory Stewart in Cumbria today.

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National Resources Wales clean up following oil spill

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has taken action to tackle oil pollution in a stream in West Wales.

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Residents Urged to Check their Oil Tank and Boiler Before Winter

The Environment Agency is advising people to inspect tanks, pipes and other equipment for leaks, damage and interference once a week, and to arrange for the boiler and tank to be serviced at least once

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Large Number of Fish Killed Following Slurry Spill, North Cumbria

The Environment Agency is investigating after thousands of fish were found dead on Skitwath Beck near Penruddock in North Cumbria. It’s believed a slurry leak from a nearby farm is the cause.

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Environment Agency Statistics show increase in farming related pollution incidents

Recently published statistics from the Environment Agency (Click Here) show that between 2013 and 2014 the number of serious pollution incidents caused by the farming sector increased by 7%.

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NFU hits back as legal battle looms on water pollution claims

The NFU has hit back at campaign groups that are taking legal action against the government to force it to introduce tougher laws on farm pollution. 

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Government Accused of Failing to Protect Waterways from Farm Pollution

Conservationists and angling organisations have joined together in a legal challenge, accusing the government of failing to protect some of England’s “most precious rivers” from agricultural pollution.

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pH – Natural Range – Typical Discharge Limits – Why are small changes in pH a Cause for Concern

pH – Natural Range – Typical Discharge Limits – Why are small changes in pH a Cause for Concern

To understand why even small changes in pH we need to first understand what is pH a measure of, and the significance of a log as opposed to a linear scale.

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River Clodiagh ‘chemical leak’ kills thousands of fish

Five kilometres of the River Clodiagh, a tributary of the Tullamore river in Co Offaly and popular with local anglers, have been devastated in a suspected chemical leak.

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Hot Weather Brings Increased Risk of Algae Blooms

Hot Weather Brings Increased Risk of Algae Blooms

Algae are simple plants that range from Microscopic (Micro Algae) to large seaweeds (Macro Algae). In fresh waters they can be found either suspended within the water, floating on the surface of the water or

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