Friday, May 20, 2022

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....

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.
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Unlocking the secrets in soil

A new web portal is opening up access to data about UK soil and its properties. Envirotec asked Russell Lawley of the British Geographical...

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

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...

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...

Report calls for greenfield surcharge to encourage brownfield development

A new “greenfield surcharge” is among a series of practical proposals to encourage future brownfield development, according to a new report from member-funded group...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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

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...
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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.
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The problem with arsenic in Cornwall

The geology of Cornwall is unique, with today's landscape a relic of both geological and human processes.

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

US Thermal remediation specialists TerraTherm and "ESMI Companies" have introduced what is said to be an innovative remediation technology, capable of treating material with...
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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 .
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Handling the risk

A specialist group has welcomed the UK Government’s stance on brownfield development but has voiced concerns over the risk of increased legal challenges to...