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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 hydrocarbons …

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 …

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 its …

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 at …

Two major asbestos-in-soils courses announced

Comprehensive courses will lay foundations for house builders charged with brownfield development, says training provider As the drive to build more new homes …

An iron fist in a velvet glove: taking on the two major obstacles to land remediation

Peter Hayes, Business Development Executive from waste management specialist CDEnviro, looks at the issues and emerging solutions with remediating land and …

On-site thermal remediation technology promises quick and simple treatment of modest volumes of contaminated material

US Thermal remediation specialists TerraTherm and “ESMI Companies” have introduced what is said to be an innovative remediation technology, capable …

Poplars and pyrolysis project aims to extract contaminants from soil then prepare them for reuse

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is partnering with a BC company to turn soil contaminants into household products. As part of the partnership, UBC …

Dealing with contaminated land: Compliance

Hazardous Waste Management director Chris Lynch offers a few thoughts on the classification of hazardous waste, a precursor to making a decision about …

Soil map of England and Wales now available online

Aerial mapping company Bluesky and Cranfield University have launched an online map showing soil types across England and Wales. The National Soil Map has been …

Contract for precious metals extraction in Texas-Oklahoma oil and gas sites

US remediation firm Reterro, which specialises in eliminating hydrocarbon and CVOC contamination from soil and ongoing waste streams, announced on 14 December …

Surf’s up: Spectacular regeneration in Snowdonia

The new £15 million water-themed adventure centre which opened at Dolgarrog in North Wales earlier this year – featuring the world’s first ever …

New polymer may allow low cost mercury removal from soil and water

AUSTRALIAN scientists have developed a new material made from inexpensive industrial by-products to remove mercury from soil and water. Mercury can leach into …

An update on asbestos in soils

Hazel Davidson of Derwentside Environmental Testing Services offers an update on the issue of asbestos in soils ASBESTOS in soils continues to be a troublesome …

Plants could clean TNT-tainted soil

BIOLOGISTS at the University of York have taken an important step in making it possible to clean large areas of land contaminated by explosives. A team from …

Books put contaminated soil know-how on a more solid footing

A new pair of academic books is said to provide an invaluable reference source for anyone interested in stabilisation and solidification for the remediation of …

VOC detector assists oil spill remediation firm

AN increase in demand for its oil spill consultancy and remediation services has prompted SpillAssist Limited to recently order a second handheld Tiger …

River clean-up gets “seal” of approval (b’dum-tish!)

A seal found 17 miles inland from the coast in late December is proof the River Mersey is clean, according to United Utilities, which says it has spent …

Using algae to clean up mine water

A ground-breaking project aims to use live algae to offset the costs of mine water remediation by turning the treated water into biofuel. The work is being …

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