Description"Saltburn Gill polluted with iron Saltburn-By-The-Sea North Yorkshire. The pollution began one night in May 1999, when a new discharge from abandoned ironstone mine workings turned the beck a rust colour, raising concerns for the health of the Saltburn Gill Beck, which runs into Skelton Beck through Valley Gardens Park and on to the beach. The water is not toxic but contains high levels of dissolved iron. Nearly half a tonne of iron ochre is deposited on the stream bed every day, smothering it to such an extent that wildlife struggles to survive. The discharge means that more than 100 tonnes of the iron flow into the North Sea every year via the beck." Photo by Keith Evans, 2010.
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Added by: Simon Cotterill
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Picture Taken: 2010-05-31