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Experimental reed beds at ICI Billingham. Frank Holliday

Experimental reed beds at ICI Billingham. Frank Holliday


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Experimental reed beds at ICI Billingham. Frank Holliday

Experimental reed beds at ICI Billingham. Frank Holliday, environmental office for Chemical Products Business at the plant, watches over the spot where liquid waste will be cleaned by nature. Bacteria in the reed beds will eat the waste effluent as it filters through. 10th April 1990

Media ID 21672395

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Billingham Chemical Company County Durham Experiment Hard Hat Imperial Chemical Industries Industrial Manufacturing Nature North East Plants Stockton Stockton On Tees Teesside


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This print captures the innovative and experimental reed beds at ICI Billingham in County Durham, England. The image showcases Frank Holliday, the dedicated environmental officer for Chemical Products Business at the plant, attentively overseeing the spot where liquid waste will undergo a remarkable transformation through nature's own purification process. The scene depicts a fusion of industry and nature as bacteria within the reed beds work tirelessly to consume and filter the waste effluent that flows through them. It is a testament to mankind's ingenuity in harnessing natural processes to address environmental challenges. Taken on 10th April 1990, this snapshot from the 1990s transports us back to an era when companies like ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) were actively exploring sustainable solutions for waste management. The hard hat worn by Mr. Holliday serves as a reminder of both his commitment to safety and his pivotal role in ensuring that this experiment unfolds successfully. Located in Teesside, an industrial hub known for its manufacturing prowess, this photograph not only highlights technological advancements but also emphasizes our responsibility towards preserving and harmonizing with nature. As we gaze upon these experimental reed beds against an industrial backdrop, we are reminded of our capacity to coexist with our environment while striving for progress. Memory Lane Prints has expertly preserved this historical moment captured by Mirrorpix—a visual testimony of humanity's quest for balance between industry and ecology during a transformative period in British history.

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