Works to Tackle Pollution of the Gwindra Stream Update

February 23rd 2022

The Parish Council have received the following update from the Coal Authority & Environment Agency –

February 2022 update on work to tackle pollution of the Gwindra Stream 

Dear resident,

Following on from the letter we sent you in September 2021, informing you of the latest developments on our project to prevent mine water from polluting the Gwindra Stream and River Fal, we are writing to inform you that we are now in a position to start construction work.

Our contractor will begin on site this week (21 February) to improve the existing access track and install fencing around old mine shafts to protect public safety. This should take around two to three weeks. These initial works should cause minimal disruption to local residents as the access track will remain open throughout with only a few construction vehicles coming and going each week.

There may be a short break in March before we start construction of the four mine water treatment tanks and the pipes needed to capture and discharge the mine water. Building these treatment tanks is expected to take 12 to 16 weeks. We will update you once we have confirmed when our contractor will start building the treatment tanks and explain how we will be managing construction traffic.

We expect the mine water treatment scheme will help us make real and long-lasting improvements to your local environment, protecting the Gwindra Stream and River Fal for current and future generations.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Newton: Coal Authority Project Manager
Peter Long: Environment Agency, Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Area Abandoned Metal Mines lead

 

 

Stay in touch

For any questions or to sign up for email updates, please:
•    send an email to CommunityResponse@coal.gov.uk
•    call the project team on 0345 762 6848
•    visit the gov.uk website and search for “Coombe mine water

 

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