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Minutes of the Meeting held on 25th September 2017.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 25th September 2017. Present: Peter Jones, Lawrence Brooks, Paul Southby, Rodney Gilmour and Harvey Wood. Apologies: Laura Bishop and Keith Gregson. The minutes of the last meeting and the synopsis of activities since led to a full and fulfilling discussion. The issues of estrogen/their mimics and micro/nano beads/plastics led […]

Landfill Sites: The Known and Unknown.

Introduction. Landfill sites have always been with us. The majority of though through time have been very local affairs for villages and even individual habitations. It was only with the 20th century that sites developed into major repositories of industrial, household and mixed source waste. In many instances landfill facilities up to the early 1960s […]

Flooding Frack Fluids.

The lack of publicity regarding the development of shale oil and gas in the UK is remarkable. The country has a well-developed hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation licensing infrastructure in place run by BIES and government stating that it is mindful to support the planning process so as to support planning applications to identify and exploit […]

South Nottinghamshire Coalfield.

In 1998 the Coal Authority was offered the use of the pumping arrangements that operated at Annesley Bentinck Colliery by Midlands Mining if the mine closed. They were offered the same opportunity again in November and December 1999 with the knowledge that the mine would cease operations on Christmas Eve. Midland Mining the owner of […]

Blame or Return Napoleon.

Napoleon lost the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 to the Duke of Wellington, this national disaster for France was, though not necessary for his removal from his role as ruler of France and the scourge of Europe. That was guaranteed anyway by the contingents of the Prussian and Russian armies in unprecedented numbers that were […]

The End of Endocrine Disrupters, Oestrogenic Compounds and Plastics Disposal down the Drain.

Introduction. The seas are becoming choked by microscopic plastics, and the rivers a soup of pharmacological wastes that are invisible in that they do not draw attention to their presence by fish kills or alter the colour of the water, these pollutions are stealthy in that their damaging presence is not easily recognised. For twenty […]


The Water Question. Water Treatment Made Easier. Clean Rivers Trust has been amazed by the number of UK based companies who claim their abilities and knowledge of the clean-up of frack water. They state that they can either clean the waste up to recycling quality or even discharge to the natural environment. We don’t think […]

Summer 2017

This summer has been busy as ever with work in the field on wetland regeneration, minewater treatment, sewage related endocrine disrupters (including oestrogenic materials and their mimics) and water resources. Work on flood water management hand pollution movement brought about by flood events has also been taking up a proportion of time. In Turkey a […]

Minutes of Trustees Meeting 29th June 2017.

Photo Newstead Abbey Thanks to Paul Southby for his continued hosting of the meetings at his offices. Apologies from Peter Jones and Keith Gregson. Present Laura Bishop, Paul Southby, Lawrence Brooks and Harvey Wood, Rodney Gilmore was attending by speaker phone. Laura was welcomed as a new member of the Trustees. The minutes were agreed […]

Activities Spring 2017

Another busy quarter that is has included research for local authorities, development companies and academic projects. Landfill, minewater and politics have all been high on the agenda. Much of the work has been located in areas of the UK where the Trust has been active in the past from Cornwall to West Yorkshire. It has […]

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