The River Teifi’s “Toxic Tsunami Of Sludge”

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Philip Bratby

David Rose updates the story of the anaerobic digester spill on the River Teifi last December:

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You would struggle to find a lovelier view anywhere than that from Pencefn, a hilltop farm near Tregaron in mid-Wales.

Lush meadows with sheep grazing peacefully roll down towards the valley of the Teifi, renowned for its salmon and sea trout. Close by are the Cambrian Mountains, where the river begins its journey at the limpid Teifi Pools.

But dwarfing the main farm are the towers and tanks of an anaerobic digester. The Government-subsidised ‘green guzzler’ turns animal excrement, human food waste and specially grown rye into methane gas, which is burnt in a generator to make supposedly environmentally friendly electricity for the National Grid.

This stretch of the River Teifi was affected by the release of a slurry-type effluent from an anaerobic digester

This stretch of the River Teifi was affected by the release of a slurry-type effluent from an anaerobic digester

Last December, just a…

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