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Title: Lower Mersey LEAP annual review : September 2001
Author: Environment Agency NorthWest Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Second Annual Review of the Lower Mersey LEAP reports on the progress made from 1999 against LEAP actions. The actions published in the LEAP are supplemental to our everyday work on monitoring, surveying and regulating to protect the environment. Some of the key achievements for the Agency and its partners include: Cleanaways incinerator at Ellesmere Port, destroys waste refrigerant gases (CFCs and HCFCs) greatly reducing their global warming and ozone depletion potentials; New sulphur removal plant at Shells Stanlow Refinery has resulted in a reduction of the acid gas sulphur dioxide released into the atmosphere; The closure of Bridgewater Papers coal-fired power station in summer 2000 and its replacement by a gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant has resulted in a reduction in particulate and sulphur dioxide emissions. The new CHP was authorised in November 1999 and commissioned through 2000; In partnership with Lancashire Wildlife Trust, a Water Vole Survey was carried out in the Ditton catchment; Research and development study on the optimum use of water for agriculture took place; National Eel and Elver Management Strategy introduced to ensure a sustainable population of eels; Phase I of the Wirral and West Cheshire Groundwater study completed in February 2000; New environmental/waste minimisation schemes launched in 1999/2000; European Union Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Directive enacted in 2000; New Flood warning code system introduced on 12 September 2000; Morpeth Dock Pump Station: This scheme protects more than 1900 residential properties, two schools, two actories, several smaller units on an industrial estate and a railway station. The total capital cost of the scheme was 3.2 million with benefits in excess of 14.5 million. The Annual Review seeks to look forward and identify future priorities to protect and enhance the environment - it is a living document, and priorities will change over the course of the LEAP programme.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2001
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Catchment managementEnvironmental managementEnvironmental planningRiversWater qualityEstuariesPollution controlEffluentsIndustrial pollution
Geographic Keywords: MerseyMerseysideMersey Estuary catchment
Extent: 74
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