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Disused Mine May Pollute River

There are fears that rising water levels at a disused mine in Cornwall could pollute a river.

The Environment Agency is monitoring the situation at Wheal Jane, an abandoned mine near Baldhu.

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Rise in water levels at disused mine slowing

Water levels are still rising at Wheal Jane, but at a slower rate than yesterday. Credit: ITV Westcountry

The fire service worked through the night to assist with the pumping of toxic water from a disused mine near Truro.

Pumps are currently at full capacity at Wheal Jane. Levels are still rising, but at a slower rate than yesterday.

There are fears that rising levels could pollute the nearby river and Fal Estuary, a marine special area of conservation, although there has been no pollution so far.

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