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  • Nent Mine Water Treatment Scheme - Pollution of rivers by metals in the Tyne catchment

    The River Nent is the second most metal polluted river in England, and the most polluted in northern England. This pollution by cadmium, lead and zinc comes from several different sources and the effects on water and sediment quality, and aquatic life can be seen for 60km along the River... More
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • Nenthead Mine Water Treatment Scheme - How a treatment scheme works

    How would a treatment scheme work? Mine water would be captured at the Caplecleugh and Rampgill levels before it goes into the River Nent. The mine water would be pumped through a small buried pipeline up to the treatment ponds near the Handsome Mea reservoir. Metals are removed from the... More
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • Nenthead Mine Water Treatment Scheme - FAQs

    Here you will find answers to some of the frequently asked questions. If you have further questions or enquries please feel free to contact the project team via nent@coal.gov.uk Are there any alternative options to a mine water treatment scheme? We have considered a full... More
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • Nenthead Mine Water Treatment Scheme - How we selected the site

    This section explains how we selected the Nenthead mine site as our preferred location for the mine water treatment ponds. This follows a lengthy assessment process where a large number of sites were considered. We consider several criteria when identifying a potential site for a treatment... More
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • TEAM 2100: Marsh Dykes

    UPDATE – July 2021 Please see our latest newsletters which will explain what we have done so far at Lake 5 and information about the works. February 2021 Newsletter March 2021 Newsletter June 2021 Newsletter Since our November 2020 virtual drop... More
    Closes 28 December 2024
  • Canvey Island southern shoreline revetment project - information page

    This project will maintain the existing high level of tidal flood risk protection to thousands of homes, businesses and infrastructure on Canvey Island into the future. Background We will be renewing and improving the erosion protection on the seaward face of the tidal... More
    Closes 1 November 2024
  • Bungay and the Surrounding Area Flood Risk Management Scheme - information page

    Welcome to the Bungay Flood Risk Management Scheme information page. The Environment Agency have created this page to provide easy access to information on the Bungay project. We will be updating this site as the project progresses, so please keep checking back for what's new. ... More
    Closes 24 August 2024
  • Hardmead Sluice Replacement Project Information Page

    Last updated on 12 October 2022 To allow safe working inside the Hardmead Sluice we have isolated it from the water flows with temporary dams, steel stop logs on the upstream side and a tarpaulin covered framework on the downstream. The water between the dams has been pumped out and we are... More
    Closes 1 July 2024
  • Fowlea Brook Flood Risk Management Scheme

    Updated 25 November 2022 - next update due Spring 2023 Latest Update The Environment Agency had submitted a planning application for these works, but as the design developed it evolved into something which it was felt didn’t require full planning... More
    Closes 31 May 2024
  • Alconbury Brook Flood Alleviation Scheme - information page

    Through the Alconbury Brook Flood Alleviation Scheme, we are developing a way forward to reduce the risk of flooding from the Alconbury Brook in Alconbury and Alconbury Weston. Flooding in Hamerton Road, Alconbury Weston, January 2021 Background to the scheme The... More
    Closes 25 May 2024
  • River Wye Water Quality

    Welcome to this information page which explains the Environment Agency’s analysis, activities and plans to improve water quality, reduce excess nutrients, and help improve environments in the Wye and Lugg river catchments. Whilst this focuses on the Environment Agency’s work, there are... More
    Closes 31 March 2024
  • Sanway-Byfleet Flood Alleviation Scheme

    This web page has been set up to share information about the Sanway-Byfleet Flood Alleviation Scheme. We welcome your feedback and questions on our proposals via our online survey or by using the contact details on the right-hand side of this page. The survey will be open from 12 May 2022 to... More
    Closes 11 March 2024
  • Reducing flooding in Reading and Caversham information page

    Scheme update We have concluded our review of the proposed scheme for Reading and Caversham to reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses. This includes a review of: flood walls earth embankments a bypass channel This included a review of the scheme costs... More
    Closes 28 February 2024
  • Roxby Landfill Information Page

    We are pleased to be bringing you the latest Environment Agency update on our compliance work at Roxby Landfill operated by Biffa Waste Services Ltd. Our Commitment As part of our regulation of the site, we continue to carry out air quality/odour assessments during... More
    Closes 31 January 2024
  • Loughborough Information Page

    Update - Sept 2022 Jacksons Civil Engineering have completed ground investigations surveys on our behalf to inform options to reduce flood risk in Loughborough. The work took place at Nanpantan Reservoir and on land adjacent to the Moat brook. It lasted two weeks and the team used... More
    Closes 22 January 2024
  • Humber 2100+

    Welcome to the Humber2100+ Information Page Here you will find the latest information on the development of the new Humber Strategy and how you can get involved. You can find out more about flood risk on the Humber and what we are doing to manage it by taking a look at our latest... More
    Closes 6 January 2024
  • River Wharfe and Ilkley bathing water site information page

    Welcome to the River Wharfe and Ilkley bathing water site information page River Wharfe catchment The River Wharfe and its tributaries flow from the headwaters in the Yorkshire Dales National Park down to its confluence with the River Ouse near Cawood. Along... More
    Closes 5 January 2024
  • Limekiln Wharf Information Page

    Last Updated: 14 October 2022 Latest Update Team2100 have now completed the site works at Limekiln Phase 2 SI. The completed works are part of the Thames Estuary Asset Management (TEAM) 2100 programme to refurbish and replace existing tidal flood defences. The site investigation works... More
    Closes 1 January 2024
  • Stanstead Abbotts Drain Information Page

    Last updated on 19 October 2022 What is happening and why? We have created this information page to keep residents informed of current and future developments to the Stanstead Abbotts Drain. We will be updating this page as the project progresses. In the winter 2013/14 the... More
    Closes 1 January 2024
  • Removal of Dove Cliff weir - information page

    Page created July 2019. Last updated 8 April 2022. Since our last update in November 2021, we have continued with some ongoing land reinstatement works and started post-construction landscaping. With spring on the horizon, the wildflower seed mix, sown by our partners at... More
    Closes 31 December 2023
  • York Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) Information page

    The York Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) is funded by the UK Government with the aim of reducing the risk of flooding to homes and businesses in York. We have created this page to provide easy access to information on the scheme. We will keep updating it as we progress individual projects... More
    Closes 31 December 2023
  • Gadebridge Park river restoration information page

    We are working with Dacorum Borough Council and Affinity Water to help restore the River Gade at Gadebridge Park, a globally rare and valuable chalk stream. The project will provide multiple benefits, including improved habitats for wildlife, the protection of water resources for both people... More
    Closes 31 December 2023
  • Colwick (Holme Sluices) Fish Pass Information Page

    September 2022 We have completed all the sheet piling works and are now excavating the areas for the fish pass and continuing the concrete capping beam works. Source: Environment Agency Source: Environment Agency June 2022 The... More
    Closes 31 December 2023
  • Tenbury Wells Flood Risk Management Scheme

    Page created 18 September 2020. Last updated 4 November 2022. Flooding in Tenbury Wells Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire is situated on the banks of the River Teme. A tributary, the Kyre Brook, also joins the River Teme in the town. Tenbury has suffered from... More
    Closes 31 December 2023
  • Castle Mill Sluice Decommissioning Project

    Welcome This is the Environment Agency's information page dedicated to essential construction work at Castle Mill Sluice, on the River Great Ouse, Bedford. The Environment Agency is carrying out the decommissioning of the mechanical and electrical components of Castle Mill... More
    Closes 31 December 2023
  • Information to support the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) permit reviews for Food, Drink and Milk Industries.

    The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) requires EPR permits to be reviewed within four years of publication of the relevant Best Available Techniques Reference Document (BRef) BAT conclusions. The Food, Drink and Milk Industries BRef was published on 4 December 2019. More
    Closes 4 December 2023
  • The River Roding Project information page

    Updated 14 October 2022 This page provides a latest update, a summary of our work and the background to the project which aims to reduce flooding to homes, businesses and infrastructure in the Woodford and Ilford areas, as well as how we plan to improve the River Roding for people and... More
    Closes 31 October 2023
  • Thorney Island Habitat Creation Scheme Information Page

    Latest Update - August 2022 More Information Latest Update - November 2021 More Information In July 2021, the project team successfully secured additional funding to progress the scheme to the next stage (Outline Business Case), after the ground... More
    Closes 3 October 2023
  • Mereway Weir Replacement

    Updated on: 6 July 2022 Welcome to the Mereway project information webpage. Please click the link below to FAQs at the bottom of the page. FAQs What is currently happening? We are currently constructing the Mereway Fish Pass following planning permission and setting up the... More
    Closes 1 October 2023
  • Onshore oil and gas regulation - information page

    The Environment Agency is the environmental regulator for onshore oil and gas operations in England. We ensure that oil and gas operations are carried out in a way that protects people and the environment. We work with a number of regulatory bodies to oversee shale gas exploration in England.... More
    Closes 30 September 2023
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