The minewater treatment operation at Wheal Jane plays a crucial role in maintaining the water quality in the Carrick Roads, an important shell fishing location.
Carrick Roads oysters are sought-after for their metallic taste due to their uptake of zinc and copper in minute quantities.
However, the concentration of these and other metals in the mine water discharge must be kept at a safe level. Below are some figures to help illustrate how effective the process is at removing these metals to a safe level.
Wheal Jane is just one of the sites that John F Hunt Regeneration are actively protecting and improving the environment.