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...
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In situ substrate for groundwater

REMEDIATION technologies specialist Regenesis announced the commercial launch of a fundamentally new and innovative remediation technology in May, called PlumeStop™ Colloidal Biomatrix. As the...

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 in...
Aerial datasets are helping plan large scale restoration work in the Peak District national park.

Bluesky thinking – Firm assist moorland restoration

HIGH resolution aerial photomaps and laser-surveyed 3D terrain maps from Bluesky are being used to plan and implement vital moorland restoration work in England’s...

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...

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 the environment...

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

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

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
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EU project addresses soil contamination

DECONTAMINATING and recovering the soil from polluted areas is a long, complex and expensive process. The LIFE I+DARTS project, co-financed by the EU’s environmental...

Brownfield experts want audit scheme

A scheme that supports professionals involved in remediation of brownfield sites has proposed an audit process for projects that bring back into use land...
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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...
The Ness clean-up is believed to be the single largest remediation project in Scotland

Toxic coast clean-up concludes

ABERDEEN City Council has completed a four year long, £16million environmental project to clean-up and restore the former Ness landfill site in Aberdeen.

Power play – 600 properties sold in record time

The economic benefits that can accrue from land remediation were emphatically underlined by the stampede to buy property at the Battersea Power Station regeneration...

AECOM launches PFAS solution at remediation event

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

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....

Measuring oil contamination in soil

Petroleum hydrocarbons in soil continues to be an area of interest for scientists as they are the most common contaminants that are toxic to...
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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 .

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...

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...

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...