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Threlkeld Mines – Exhibition and Evening Talk

Tuesday 14th May 2:30 pm

Staff from the Environment Agency and Coal Authority Water & Abandoned Metal Mines (WAMM) team will present information on the river pollution caused by the former Threlkeld Lead Mines. This pollution extends as far as Bassenthwaite Lake and makes it the second most polluted river in the UK. They will also explain how they are proposing to clean up this pollution using nature-based solutions. Tuesday 14th May, Exhibition & Meet the Team 2:30 – 4pm. Talk 7 – 8pm. Bar from 6:30pm. FREE ENTRY

The Water and Abandoned Metal Mines (WAMM) Programme is a partnership between the Environment Agency, the Coal Authority and Defra dedicated to cleaning up pollution from abandoned metal mines. Threlkeld mine water pollution is one of the projects that is part of the WAMM programme. The mine is a particular source of metal pollution, including that of cadmium, lead and zinc, to Gategill Beck, the rivers Glenderamackin and Derwent and extending as far as Bassenthwaite Lake.

On the day there will be two events held at the village hall by the WAMM project team for the community to attend to learn more about the project and proposals for the future.

The first event is the exhibition and to meet the team at 2.30 – 4pm. This is an informal event for the project team to provide information, hear your thoughts, and answer your questions alongside information boards. The second event is in the evening at 7pm, by way of a more formal presentation by the project team followed by a Q&A. Entry is free. Bar and refreshments from 6:30pm in the evening.