Mine water plan could create ‘Dead Sea’ off Sunderland coast, fear councillors

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FEARS a ‘Dead Sea’ could be created off the coast have been raised if plans to pump untreated mine water into the sea go-ahead.

The Coal Authority plans to abstract mine water from an existing borehole at Whitburn Coastal Park.

It would then be discharged directly into the sea via a new 270ft outfall pipe drilled to a point below low tide.

 

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