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Title: Wheal Jane minewater study : environmental appraisal and treatment strategy
Author: National Rivers Authority South Western Region
Document Type: Monograph
Wheal Jane is an abandoned underground tin mine in Cornwall. After mine closure in 1991, underground pumping ceased, allowing groundwater levels to recover, releasing acidic metal laden minewater into the Camon River. The result was a highly visible and widely reported pollution incident extending into the Fal Estuary. In 1992 the NRA set up a project with the following objectives: Amelioration of the effects of the metal rich minewater from Wheal Jane on the Camon River and Fal Estuary. Development of water quality objectives for the Camon River. Research into the most appropriate and cost effective long term treatment strategies for achieving various water quality objectives. This report provides the basis for the NRAs recommendations, to the DoE, on the long-term options for treating the Wheal Jane minewater.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Blandford Forum
Subject Keywords: Water pollutionMiningPollution control measuresMetals
Geographic Keywords: EA South WestWheal JaneCornwall
Extent: n.p. [446]
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