Registered Charity Number: 1037414

Good Golly Mount Polley

The Mount Polley Mine has had a tailings ‘event’, the tailings lake breached on the 4th August letting a flood of 10 million cubic metres of polluted water and over 4.5 metres of slimes loose on the British Columbia environment. Mount Polly Tailings Dam covers 4 square kilometres was noted to be virtually dry after [...]

The River Nar; Revisited with reflexion.

The River Nar at Castle Acre was revisited on a hot sunny day in August, the purpose of this was to hear about the actions and projected activities to be undertaken by the Norfolk Rivers Trust that are to redevelop the river. The chalk stream is a SSSI that is a major water body of [...]

Things Flow Better With Coke

The River Nar The River Nar has always had a fascination for me, a stream of my childhood and later I would take various friends; particularly girlfriends to paddle and picnic at a ford beneath the priory at Castle Acre. In my view one of the most civilised places on earth. The river has much [...]

Mine-water- Feasibility

Introduction The Clean Rivers Trust has a 25 year history of involvement with water courses and remediation of polluted water. This has brought the Trust into areas of mine-water research and consultancy, alongside academic and environmental organisations around the globe. As such, the Clean Rivers Trust has long held an interest in use of mine-water [...]

Minutes of the Trustees Meeting

Minutes of the Trustees Meeting held on 2nd July 2014 at the offices of Geldards, The Arc, Nottingham. Meeting started at 10.00. Apologies from Karen Hindle, Rusty Lewthwaite, Keith Gregson and Simon McCormac. Present; Paul Southby, Melody Stokes, Peter Jones, Laurence Brooks and Harvey Wood. Minutes of the last meeting as on the web site [...]

Somerset Flood; the autopsy.

The winter weather of 2013/14; high rainfall in the South and West of England did not just cause severe flooding across the Somerset Levels, the rain also caused flooding within the surrounding hills: this has only recently, 4 and 5 months after the surface waters on the Levels have abated and started the long haul [...]

A Rising Tide – An introduction to groundwater rebound

Ropewalk Water Pumping Station, Nottingham. ]Fifteen years ago Clean Rivers Trust carried out a series of research projects that looked at the effect of groundwater recharge in historic areas of high groundwater abstraction. In several cities, most notably in London, Birmingham and Nottingham but all other major cities and conurbations were found to be subject [...]

Quarterly (Spring 2014) Report

Since the last Trustees meeting there have been a number of initiatives put in train and ongoing research has been frenetic. New Schemes. 1/ The Warwickshire Coal Field has been a target to develop heat from flooded coal workings. Several meetings have been held and a funding bid to DECC has been put forward for [...]

Shale Gas and Oil

A British Perspective on Unconventional Forms of Supply. Clean Rivers Trust is a registered charity; number 1037414. It was initially formed in 1990/91 to clean up the River Trent and see its water quality improve; this the Trust achieved and found it was needed elsewhere to establish cleaner river environments across the UK. Since then [...]

Laid Back but not Hallucinating; another fine mess.

Clean Rivers Trust has been carrying out work on methods to limit or remove estrogenic compounds that are having adverse effects on the fish and other aquatic wildlife of rivers. The rivers of the developed world have been found to be further corrupted by our modern lifestyles, it is not just a case of swapping [...]

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