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Lake Kakinga, Uganda.

In 2011 the Trust visited the area around Lake Kakinga and the town of Sembabule in Uganda. The purpose of the short visit was to consider improving it as a fishery, remove agal blooms, improve the water quality of the lake and protect it as a viable water resource for the local villages. The Lake […]

Second Quarter Report 2018

Sally has sent her apologies early for the next meeting of the Trustees. The Trust appreciates that she will be on her Honeymoon. A satisfactory reason for absence if ever there was one!. It has been a very busy few months for the Trust since the last meeting. The Trust completed two reports on the […]

Cinderhill Acid Tar Pit Trial

1 Introduction. 1.1 This is not an in-depth report on Cinderhill Tar Pit 4 but a record of activities leading up to planting and the first week of maintenance. 1.2 The site of the trial was previously a clay pit excavated to supply clay to a local brickworks and subsequently in the 1970s one of […]

Cinderhill Mines and Minewater.

1 Introduction. 1.1 The purpose of this report is to outline and detail the findings of investigations carried out as to the movement of contaminants into mine workings that may exist beneath the Acid Tar Pits site, Cinderhill, Derbyshire. This examination of data and information will ascertain the effects, if any, that the contamination from […]

Cinderhill Phase 1: Trial Remediation of Acid Tar Pit using Phytoremediation.

1 Introduction. 1.1 The purpose of this report is to outline work to be carried out for the purpose of trialling the use of willows (Salix) in remediating the Tar Pit known as 4 plus at a later date another smaller tar pit, 1a, which are located at the north western corner of the site […]

Cinderhill Bottle Brook

For Harworth Group plc. February 2018 This document was produced for Harworth Group plc by Clean Rivers Trust. Click here to read the full report.

Willow Cuttings Trial

 Willows planted into tar taken from Acid Tar Pit 4, Cinderhill  Willows planted on Acid Tar Pit 4, Cinderhill  Willows growing in Tar Pit 4, Cinderhill  The First Month  Click here to read the full report. 

Bioremediation / Phytoremediation Willows.

The Trust has been invited to carry out a trial to use our knowledge and experience gained over the last 25 years into using willows to remediate a large site in the UK (A further report will deal with the exact location). The site was used to dispose of acid tars, the residues of the […]

‘Far too many serious pollution incidents’ says Environment Agency water quality report

Environment Agency publishes State of the Environment: Water Quality report. 317 serious water pollution incidents occurred in 2016. Environment Agency Chair, Emma Howard Boyd has called on water companies and farmers to cut the amount of pollution incidents harming England’s waters and for penalties to be made tougher, as the EA publishes The State of the Environment: […]

Minutes of the Trustees Meeting 14th March 2018.

Photo: Tributary of the Bottle Brook by edge of Cinderhill Tar Pits Site.     Apologies: Peter Jones OBE, Dr Keith Gregson, Paul Southby. Present: Rodney Gilmour, Sally Little, Matt Johnson, Laura Bishop and Harvey Wood. On conference call Lawrence van Kampen-Brooks. a/ the minutes of the last meeting were passed without comment. b/ Lawrence […]

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