Protecting populations from mine water contamination

The area of the former coal mine Siersza (Poland)

The closure of former coal mines and changing weather patterns creates risks for the environment and for populations. If former coal mines flood, water from the mines can contaminate the natural environment and water systems.

At the area of the former coal mine Siersza in Poland, we are diminishing the threat of waterlogging and flood after restoring the groundwater table. A complete drainage system is being introduced covering the area at risk to preserve and restore proper water conditions, preventing hydrogeological damage associated with the end of coal mining.