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Past Works.
The projects that have involved Clean Rivers Trust since 1991 are included below.

  1. 1991 – 1993. River Trent improvements working with Severn Trent Water. The river reclassified from that of poor quality to good. Several points of pollution identified and addressed. Conclusion of works was a descriptive report on the state of the river 1993.


  2. 1991 – 1992. Recycling in a rural area, alternative waste routes. Included working with school and other village groups and forums. Recyclables of demonstration included paper, plastics, oils, foods and cloth. Methods used included encouraging the Women’s Institute, art groups and others. An exhibition of re results of the program was held in 1992 and 1993.


  3. Wheal Jane. 1992 – 1998 Worked with the National Rivers Authority later the Environment Agency considering methods to ameliorate the major minewater rebound into the Carnon River and pollution of the major shellfishery of Restronguet Creek and Carrick Roads, Cornwall.

  4. State of Rivers in England and Wales. 1993. This report was a commentary on the National Rivers Authority’s report of the same name.

  5. The Threat to Nottinghamshire Rivers Due to Coalmine Closure. 1993. Government announced a major closure program of coalmine just before Christmas 1992, the issues had not been considered regarding the water environment. This work rectified the situation. A national report, Mine Closure, Effects on the Rivers of the UK. 1993.

  6. Contamination Study of the Forest of Dean. 1994 – 1995 for the Department of the Environment.

  7. Contamination and Hydrogeological Study of the Area of Burton on Trent. 1994 – 1995 for Allied Lyons. 1996 a new well was sunk at their brewery.

  8. Minewater in Nottinghamshire. 1994 for Nottinghamshire County Council.

  9. Advisors to the House of Commons All Party Minerals Group. 1995 – 2001 when it was superseded by other organisations.

  10. The Environmental Effects of Mining. 1995. Supported by RJB Mining plc. This report covered mining from Neolithic times at Grimes Graves, Norfolk to the then present.

  11. Easter Mine Project. 1995 – 1997 for Watkins Engineering. Hydrogeological study and decontaminate waste in a mineshaft on a site in the Forest of Dean.

  12. Midland Mining plc. 1995 – 2001 acted for the company at their collieries in Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire looking after water related issues and other environmental issues such as spoil heap stability and the disposal of Chloride contaminated waters (1,200,000 gallons per day) to the natural Environment. The wells on site from the local limestone and sandstone aquifers were investigated, allowing some unused supplies to be utilised by other industries.

  13. Mining Journal. 1995 – 1997 advised on water related issues. This section of the publication ceased production in 1997.

  14. Clay Cross Coal Company 1995 – 1997 advised the company on environmental issues.

  15. SmithKline Beecham. 1995 – 1999 advised the company on a specific source of water which is in use today. Carried out a water survey of different water sources and qualities in the UK for the location of specific needs.

  16. Water from Spas and Other Wells including Holy Wells in Western Europe. 1996 – 1997 for a mineral water company, to date three new mineral waters have come to the market.

  17. Water Resources from Untapped Sources. 1997 – 2005 for several water companies including Severn Trent, Northumbrian, Thames, North West, and Anglian Water. Looking at water availability across the UK and Countries bordering the Mediterranean.

  18. Whitehaven Project. 1997 – 2005 for originally Albright and Wilson, later Rhodia and later Huntsman. Identifying water resources at a site in Cumbria that would reduce reliance on water from the local utility company. This was successfully concluded.

  19. Australian Minewater 1997 – 1999 for a goldmine company that was about to have a flooded void flood. The water which was acidic and highly mineralised is now used for both drinking and irrigation uses.

  20. Mine Void Uses.1998. Work carried out for Scottish Coal regarding one of the largest mining voids in the European Union. Ideas were put forward using artists looking to work on scales unusual outside the USA where some large scale works stand in their own right in the landscape.(including Mesa works)
  21. Burning Coal in Spain. 1998 on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry. The purpose was to ensure that all environmental care had been carried out when a major water blow back took place when burning coal in situ. The coal seam was directly below an aquifer.  The Dti had part funded this experimental work.
  22. Camborne School of Mines, Exeter University. 1998 to present. Work on minewater issues and environmental engineering. Continued overview of Environment Agency research at Wheal Jane and the Carnon Valley. Outcomes so far include Minewater Treatment (technology, applications and policy) International Water Association, 2002. US visits to advice on water resources and bad practise in irrigation (2002, 2003 and 2004) for US Environment Protection Agency and California State Legislature.

  23. Replacing a Water Main in an Ex-Ministry Village 2001 – 2004 for a Department of State. A village built in the 1930s required a new water main because of many leaks that were impacting on the natural environment, there were also several issues regarding liability and maintenance that needed to be clarified. A new main was installed after much negotiation with both the residents and water utility company resulting in the adoption of the main and the ministry losing the liability.

  24. Biostore. 1999 – 2007. Working with Imperial College London. Contaminated land reclamation and stabilisation in Yorkshire and laboratory trials in London.

  25. Burton on Trent Risk Assessment 2001 – 2002 considering the dangers to the water supply from landfill proposals. The development did not receive planning permission. This work was carried out for the local brewers.

  26. Irrigation Methods Research 2002 – 2004 researching with Manchester and Nottingham Trent Universities considering archaeological finds in the UK of lead and other forms of subsurface water placement mechanisms.

  27. Irrigate Air or Soil 2003 for the National Farmers Union. Considering the costs and plant growing benefits of water distribution methods.

  28. Water Supplies in Arid Regions 2003 – 2005 for a European Water Company.

  29. Cypriot Water Supply. 2006. Looking at the possible supply of water for the island when it reunites. The project is unable to develop due to political issues.

  30. Water Saving, UK Government. 2008 – 2009 looking at water saving methods at a site in the Midlands and at the ministry’s HQ in London.

  31. Heronry, Malformation of Young.  Concluded2009 the source of malformed young from ingesting chemical poisons and stopping the pollution which can not reoccur. This spring will see if the young hatched this year suffer from any residual contamination held in the parent birds’ bodies or food sources?

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