Title: A Constructed Wetland to Treat Acid Mine Drainage from Colliery Spoils at Quaking Houses, County Durham (Case Study Bulletin 2) 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2002 
Author 1/Producer: CL:AIRE 
Other Authors/Producers: Jarvis, A.P., Kemp, P., Griffiths, J., Younger. P. 
Author / Producer Type: Professional / trade / industry associations, institutes or networks 
Publisher: CL:AIRE 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.claire.co.uk/casestudy.php  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 300 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Heavy metals
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Diffuse pollution-->Processes
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Contaminant hydrology
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Hydrogeology
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Short description: This Case Study Bulletin describes the design, construction and operation of a fullscale compost wetland to remediate a watercourse contaminated by colliery spoil leachates at Quaking Houses, County Durham. Drainage from an acidic spoil heap containing elevated concentrations of iron, aluminium, manganese and zinc, was discharging into the Stanley Burn, a third order tributary of the River Wear. Based on the success of laboratory studies and a pilot-scale compost wetland, a full-scale wetland system was designed for the site and installed in 1997. The residents of Quaking Houses had significant influence over the acquisition of funding to treat the contamination, in the design of the chosen passive treatment solution and in its construction. 
Link to Organisation(s): CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: Applications in the Real Environments)
Submitted By: Mr John Henstock WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 26/02/2007