Abandoned metal mine plan to combat river pollution

A project to tackle metal pollution in England’s second most contaminated river in has been proposed

The River Nent is the second most contaminated river in England and Wales. Photograph: Freddie Phillips/FlickrA project to stop an abandoned metal mine polluting the second most contaminated river in England and Wales is being planned.

The Haggs Mine in Northumbria is responsible for lead, zinc and cadmium entering the River Nent and causes pollution as far downstream as the River South Tyne.

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