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Press Release Source: Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies On Tuesday August 16, 2011, 12:20 pm EDT
PLAINFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– For the next 10 years, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (Veolia Water) will operate and maintain the water treatment plant at the Wheal Jane Mine located near Truro in Cornwall, England. Veolia Water will be working for the UK Coal Authority which has recently taken over the role of client from the Environment Agency.
The Wheal Jane mine was closed and the pumps stopped in 1991, allowing the mine to flood. In 1992 over 10 million gallons of polluted water containing iron and other metals was released into Restronguet Creek, Carnon River and Falmouth Bay due to a faulty plug in the underground Nangiles Adit. The Environment Agency was in charge of finding a long-term solution for treating the water. As a result, a bespoke treatment plant was designed and constructed to meet the stringent discharge limits set by the Environment Agency for discharge to the local water course.
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, subsidiary of Veolia Water, is a global provider of technology solutions and design-build services in water treatment. With over 9,500 employees in 57 countries, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of $ 2.9 billion in 2010.
Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services and technological solutions. Its parent company, Veolia Environnement (NYSE:VE – News), is the worldwide reference in environmental services. With more than 315,000 employees, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of $ 46 billion in 2010. Visit the company’s Web sites at www.veolianorthamerica.com, www.veoliawaterna.com and www.veoliawaterstna.com.
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