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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...

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...
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...

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 volatile...
Merger bolsters rapid response in North of England

Merger bolsters rapid response in North of England

NORTHERN remediation and rapid response provider AMW Environmental Solutions has been brought into the Adler and Allan Group. The merger brings a wealth of specialist...

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...

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 remediation. With...
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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...

Mercurial matter: Puzzling out PFAS removal in landfill

Envirotec struggles to find solid takeaways in the literature about PFAS contamination in landfills, and what might be done about it. As regulations tighten,...

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...

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...

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 that it...

£5m cash pot will see derelict land clean-up

AN area of derelict land in Ayrshire is to be transformed after winning more than £5m in funding from the Scottish Government. Regeneration projects will...

Accelerating remediation of soil

Dunton Environmental shares details of a project to accelerate the remediation of contaminated soils.

New kit joins rental fleet

AN equipment specialist is continuing to invest in its rental fleet to meet demand from geotechnical and environmental customers. Skelair International, which specialises in ground...

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...

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...
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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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The problem with arsenic in Cornwall

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

Derelict site gets £25m to go green

NOTTINGHAM Enterprise Zone is to receive a £25m worth of support to kick-start the redevelopment of the derelict parts of the Beeston site. The...