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Title: Roch/Irk/Medlock : annual review May 2001
Author: Environment Agency North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Roch/lrk/Medlock LEAP is a working document covering the five-year period 1998-2003, and publicises actions that are or could be ongoing in the local area to address local environmental issues. It seeks to encourage support for and involvement in these projects from prospective partners.The First Annual Review of the Roch/lrk/Medlock LEAP reports on the progress made from 1998 to 2000 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 in everyday work include: Reduction of Methyl-chloride emissions at Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd, Littleborough by approximately 50 tonnes per year following installation of new plant; 38 unsatisfactory overflows in the River Irk catchment and 25 in the River Roch catchment were identified. The Agency has successfully secured AMP3 funding to improve all of these overflows between 2000 and 2005; Landfill tax credit monies awarded to River Medlock Rehabilitation Scheme, a multi-functional scheme to rehabilitate a stretch of the River Medlock at Clayton Vale, Manchester. Works will include improved footpaths, ponds, wetlands, reed beds, fish passes and some channel works; Pollution Prevention Campaign undertaken at Birch Industrial Estate in Rochdale; Two year programme of targeted enforcement of unauthorised metals recycling sites undertaken; The Agency has supported the development of Green Business Parks including Stakehill Industrial Estate; New flood warning codes implemented on 12 September 2000; The Environment Agency contributed 700 to a survey aimed at identifying sites where water voles were found in the rivers Medlock and Tame catchments in 2000.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2001
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: RiversLocal action plans (EA)Annual reports
Geographic Keywords: EA North WestIrwell catchmentIrk (Manchester)Medlock (Manchester)
Extent: 56
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