Hag Hill Colliery the avenue Coking works





















Thanks to Paul Eliott

Avenue Coking Works

DEME Environmental Contractors were awarded a remediation contract for one of the most polluted sites of Europe, the former Avenue Coking Works near Tupton. "Avenue Coking Works was open from 1956 to 1992 and was a fully integrated plant producing smokeless fuels and processing by-products that were produced through the carbonisation of coal.  Heavy contamination of the site and the consequential contamination of the adjacent River Rother, had resulted in the Coking Works site being regarded as one of the worst single point sources of pollution in the UK."