The slate industry in Blaenau Ffestiniog left its mark on the environment. The fine polluted sediments produced by the industry affected the environment, leading to chemical pollution in the water, as well as having a damaging impact on fish, macroinvertebrates and vegetation.
This research looks at the source and extent of the issue, and how the processes linked to it can be examined. This could lead to a reduction of pollution in future.
Start Date: 1 October 2012