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Winter 2016/17 Activities.

It has been a quarter that has been varied in activities: advice, research in the field, visiting new prospect projects at familiar sites, work in new areas and the usual frustrations of statutory bodies and the eternal round of fund raising. As usual it has been a busy period. Red Media The projects with Red […]


The changing role of the Coal Authority. Introduction. Clean Rivers Trust has worked with the Coal Authority since the Authority was created in 1994 when it was set in place to regulate the coal mining industry that was at the time denationalised. The Coal Authority further looked after the historic legacies of mining; water, subsidence, […]

Fracking Yorkshire.

The First License to Fracture the Shales of the Vale of Pickering. The first planning permission for fracturing the stata holding shale gas and oil and exploration of economic viability since Qadrilla started its ill stared operation in Lancashire in 2011 was agreed by the UK Government this December. The Trust has published several pieces […]

The Danone Realisation.

Wetland Cross Sectorial Values. The UK Government have recently been criticised in the press for not funding wetland and wet woodland creation as part of the national flood defences policy (The Guardian and Daily Telegraph 22nd November 2016). This method of retaining water in wetlands has been demonstrated to hold back and retain large volumes […]

The Activities of Clean Rivers Trust September to November 2016.

Image: River Rea beneath the City of Birmingham. Clean Rivers Trust lost a meeting in September. It has been a busy few weeks through the autumn, with the majority of activities being based around Derbyshire and the Midlands. The activities have involved structural issues regarding Blue Carbon and the West Midlands conurbation, Minewater, contaminated land: […]

Minutes of the Trustees Meeting 1st December 2016.

Clean Rivers Trust. Minutes of the Trustees Meeting 1st December 2016. Present: Rodney Gilmour, Paul Southby, Lawrence Brooks and Harvey Wood. Apologies: Peter Jones, Keith Gregson and Melody Stokes. Marco Salvalaggio also invited.   Rodney suggested the use of Skype, video conference or phone link for those unable to attend a meeting. Paul confirmed that […]

Annual Report And Accounts 30th November 2016

Click here to read the full report Directors Report. It has been another busy year for the Trust, with our work being focused in the UK, the majority of activities in the Midlands, North East and in Devon. Our historic interests in water resources, minewater and contaminated land remediation being at the forefront of our […]

Warwickshire Mines and the Threat of Minewater Rebound.

Warwickshire was a discrete coalfield that ceased mining in 2013 due to a catastrophic fire at the last mine, Daw Mill Colliery which had to be sealed at the surface allowing the fire to eventually burn itself out. With the end of deep mining a traditional source of employment came to an end that had […]

South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Coalfield Drainage.

The Nottinghamshire Derbyshire coalfield is a major area for water pollution concern and hydrogeological interest. The area is set in a reasonably simple geological setting with the dip of the strata going from outcrops in the west and successive strata layering one on top of the other to the east. The region has had a […]

Coal Burn Press Release

PRESS RELEASE The Scottish Government are to be congratulated in refusing the planning application to generate energy by burning coal in-seam under the Firth of Forth. This process known as Underground Coal Gasification (UCG). A method of energy production favoured by the UK Government even though the UK Government funded research in the 1990s failed […]

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