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Residents' shock as River Calder turns orange

After all the recent rainfall many of our rivers are running fast and full. But in the hills above Calderdale one waterway has been causing quite a stir.

The colour change has been traced to a mine in the hills

Residents in Mytholmroyd were certainly baffled when overnight the River Calder turned orange.

The Environment Agency have identified the discoloured water as coming from an old coal mine in the hills above the village of Portsmouth, in the valley.

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