TF1202 : Helpston Groundwater Treatment Plant - don't drink the water!

taken 11 months ago, near to Helpston, Peterborough, Great Britain

Helpston Groundwater Treatment Plant - don't drink the water!
Helpston Groundwater Treatment Plant - don't drink the water!
"... in the 1980s, quarry operators deposited some 40 tonnes of pesticide waste in two landfills near Helpston. Since then, an unseen seepage from the landfills has contaminated a large area of the [Lincolnshire limestone] aquifer with the herbicide mecoprop. ... In the late 1980s the former National Rivers Authority was alerted by Anglian Water that mecoprop was being found in the public water supply (PWS) abstraction boreholes at Etton. It was quickly established that the source was two former landfills, known as Ailsworth Road and Ben Johnsons Pit, located close to the village of Helpston, some 3 km from the PWS abstraction site. Investigations and remedial works to deal with the problem began immediately." From Cooper, E. (2012). Remediating Helpston. Environmental Scientist, 21 no 3, 37-41.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 May, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 June, 2020
Geographical Context
Water resources  Waste, Waste management 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 1225 0293 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.7533N 0:20.6164W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 1222 0295
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