Research and analysis

Abandoned mines and the water environment

This report has been produced to raise awareness of the scale of pollution caused by abandoned mines and the work that the Environment Agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Coal Authority are doing to counter it.

Documents

Abandoned mines and the water environment

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Abandoned mines and the water environment

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Abandoned mines and the water environment

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Details

Our strategic approach to identifying and prioritising non-coal mines across England and Wales is set out in a joint project between the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Environment Agency. This project, along with a similar assessment carried out in Scotland by SEPA, will identify the water bodies most impacted by abandoned non-coal mines and the sites within them which are the source of pollution. The results of these projects will help to develop a national strategy.

Published 4 November 2013