Friday, September 24, 2021
Envirotec Sept/Oct 21

A good soil

Diesel-polluted soil from now defunct military outposts in Greenland can be remediated using naturally occurring soil bacteria, according to the evidence of a recently-completed experiment in Mestersvig in the east of the country. The University of Copenhagen contributed.

Using a mineral ‘sponge’ to catch uranium

Remediation technology said to reduce uranium levels ten-thousandfold at legacy site in Colorado A "sponge-like" mineral that can "soak up" uranium is being tested...

SEPA commences remediation of radioactive contamination in bay of Fife coastal town

Remediation will involve excavating areas of the foreshore, replacing rock armour around the headland and installing a new slipway for the local Sailing Club...

Contaminated land consultants urged to use new British Standard when soil sampling

Concerns raised over reliability of old-style VOC testing Industry specialists working on contaminated land are being urged to use the new British Standard BS 10176...

Geo-data firm supports complex environmental clean-up project

Geo-date specialist Fugro has completed an environmental project supporting the clean-up of one of the most contaminated sites in Denmark. A consortium of COWI...

Sponsored content: Take control of emissions from land reclamation

After decades of neglect, the result of land pollution has reached a level of significance which is now impossible to ignore. Many sites around the world now pose a major hazard for new construction operations and have created a huge clean-up conundrum.

CIRIA appoints research lead for new guidance on sustainable management of surplus soils

CIRIA, the Construction Industry Research and Information Association has commissioned a new research project that aims to produce concise, up to date, interactive guidance...

Excavating in potentially asbestos-contaminated ground – FAQs from contractors

There is significant uncertainty among many contractors and clients over the legal obligations and practical measures required around projects that entail the disturbance of...

AECOM launches PFAS solution at remediation event

Infrastructure services firm AECOM announced the launch of DE-FLUORO™ at the CleanUp 2019 site remediation conference
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New land contamination guidance

The EA has published its updated Land Contamination guidance: Risk Management (LCRM) document, which overrides the existing CLR11 publication .
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Oxidation method chosen for Nigerian oil clean-up

Eko Harden Technologies announced in June that its patented Ekogrid electrokinetic oxidation solution has been chosen for the world’s largest oil contamination recovery project in Nigeria’s Ogoniland region .

Old mines cast a long shadow on their surroundings, says study of people’s attitudes

Local stakeholders need more information than is currently available to them on the impacts of former mining activities on ground water and surface water,...

Instruments offer quick and simple analysis of metal content

Responding to customer demand from a wide variety of sectors, Ashtead Technology has added additional Niton XL3t GOLDD+ XRF Analysers to its rental fleet...

Reasons for choosing in-situ remediation instead of ex-situ and mass-transfer

Miiro Jääskeläinen of Eko Harden Technologies looks at the tradeoffs between three common site clean-up methods for soil and groundwater

Licensed to treat: West Midlands soil facility announces asbestos capability

A soil treatment facility at Edwin Richards Quarry in the West Midlands is now fully licensed and permitted to accept asbestos fragments in soils....

Oxidation technology gets closer to in-situ deployment for remediation of creosote in soil

Firm says groundwater poisoning BTEX’s degraded in less than a month, lighter PAHs in under half a year and heavier PAHs and remaining aliphatic...

Design service provides bespoke 3D volumetric modelling of soil volumes

A bespoke design service that aims to help housebuilders avoid the problem of accumulating large quantities of surplus soil has been launched by brownfield...

New tool promises to speed land viability assessment

A new development site screening tool from Landmark Information, a property, land and environmental data specialist, promises to speed and expedite the process of...

New solution for hardening soft ground launched by ALLU at Shanghai summit

The 7th China International Piling and Deep Foundations Summit was held 24-26 April in Shanghai. Processing technology firm ALLU unveiled a new addition to...

Water treatment contract marks mines remediation preeminence, says firm

Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a US$48.4million design-build contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to upgrade the water treatment plant...