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Historic land use in Eden

Whilst Eden is a very beautiful, rural part of the country, it does still have a legacy of sites which have had a wide range of uses. Some of these uses have left contaminants in the ground which can impact on the quality of the soil. Site practices have changed and improved through the years and many activities which are today considered unacceptable were the normal practice in years gone by.

Some examples of the types of activities that have been carried out within Eden and may have resulted in land contamination are:

  • Landfill sites and areas of filled ground
  • Petrol Stations, road haulage and garage sites
  • Gas Works
  • Mining Sites
  • Dry Cleaners
  • Commercial industries which ran their own fleet of vehicles
  • Railway land
  • Animal and animal products processing works
  • Photographic processing industry
  • Printing and bookbinding works
  • Sewage treatment works
  • Textile works and dye works
  • Timber treatment and products works
  • Waste recycling and treatment sites

For further information:

  • Contact: Contaminated Land Officer
  • Email: pollution@eden.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01768 212490
  • Address: Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG
Oil spillage on rail track

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