Rusty Water

  • 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.
  • Owner

    Keith Evans
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 11 months ago
    Viewed: 319 times
    Picture Taken: 2010-05-31
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