Research and analysis

Prioritisation of abandoned non-coal mine impacts on the environment

A definitive evaluation of the impacts on the water environment from abandoned non-coal mines across England and Wales.

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Prioritisation of abandoned non-coal mine impacts on the environment. I. A methodology for identification and prioritisation of abandoned non-coal min

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Prioritisation of abandoned non-coal mine impacts on the environment. II. The national picture

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Prioritisation of abandoned non-coal mine impacts on the environment. Project Summary

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Prioritisation of abandoned non-coal mine impacts on the environment. VII. The Humber River Basin District

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Prioritisation of abandoned non-coal mine impacts on the environment. VIII. The North West River Basin District

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Prioritisation of abandoned non-coal mine impacts on the environment. XI. The Solway-Tweed River Basin District

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Prioritisation of abandoned non-coal mine impacts on the environment. XII. Future management of abandoned non-coal mine water discharges

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Prioritisation of abandoned non-coal mine impacts on the environment. XIII. Hazards and risk management at abandoned non-coal mine sites

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Prioritisation of abandoned non-coal mine impacts on the environment.III. The Dee River Basin District

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Prioritisation of abandoned non-coal mine impacts on the environment.IV. The Northumbria River Basin District

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Prioritisation of abandoned non-coal mine impacts on the environment.IX. The Severn River Basin District

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Prioritisation of abandoned non-coal mine impacts on the environment.V. The South West River Basin District

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Prioritisation of abandoned non-coal mine impacts on the environment.VI. The Western Wales River Basin District

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Prioritisation of abandoned non-coal mine impacts on the environment.X. The Anglian, South East and Thames River Basin Districts

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Details

This project evaluates the impacts of abandoned non-coal mines on the environment of England and Wales, and summarises the information collected in a series of reports.

Although most of these mines were abandoned many decades ago they are still causing pollution, principally since the waters draining from the mines often contain high concentrations of metals, particularly cadmium, zinc, lead, copper and iron. The project prioritises the rivers and streams where these mines are having the highest impact and so pose the greatest risk of failing to meet the aims of the Water Framework Directive. It identifies the water bodies (river stretches) that should be the focus of immediate attention in River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) due to mining pollution.

The project estimates that it would cost roughly £370 million over the next decade to deal with water-related pollution from these sites.

Published 1 March 2012