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Avoca Catchment Management

After 250 years of pollution on the Avoca River from the abandoned copper mines, the most polluted river in Ireland is on course for rejuvenation as a salmonid fishery. Following on from the recommendations of the University of Newcastle’s report in 2003, an application was made and approved for €296,820 under the Ireland / Wales Interreg programme (3A). This will see the installation of a pilot plant to remediate the acid mine drainage pollution at both sites which will run for three months. Its findings will establish the requirements for an overall active treatment system as the way forward for Avoca.


Restoring The Avoca River

Report to the Eastern Regional Fisheries Board, Dublin by University of Newcastle

The next step

Report on the pilot treatment plant trials 2007


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