Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Abandonment Part 2

In Part 1 I looked at how many of the farm buildings in the area of Silvermines Co. Tipperary have been abandoned a. In Part 2 I photograph some of the pollution left over by the mining company when they had extracted what they could from the surrounding landscape.

As lead was a key metal being mined and due to the large amounts of this left over in the slag heaps that tower over the area much of the ground water has been so polluted that many farmers have reported their animals dying of lead poisoning. No doubt much of this has and still is entering to food chain. A terrible legacy to be leave…

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