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Title: Impact assessment of Meldon quarry on water quality in the West Okement river
Author: R.P. Smith
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: environmental protection report
This study was carried out between July an October 1990 to assess the impact of Meldon Quarry on water quality in the West Okement River. The study is part of an overall project to identify and control intermittent acidic and metalliferous discharges in the River Okement catchment. Acidic pollution events are of particular concern because they can lead to a significant loss of salmon and trout from the River Torridge catchment. Surveys carried out during rainfall demonstrate that Meldon Quarry has a significant inpact on water quality in the West Okement catchment. River pH and metal concentrations exceeded relevant environmental Quality Standards in the West Okement River.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: RiversWater pollutionQuarryingEnvironmental impact assessment
Geographic Keywords: EA South WestOkementNorth Devon catchment
Extent: 15; + figues and appendices
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