Thursday, June 24, 2021
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Sponsored content: MCERTS expertise provides watertight handling of storm overflows

The new Asset Management Period (AMP) in the UK water industry introduces a requirement to monitor any spills going into a storm tank – regularly referred to by those working in the sector as UMON3.

An enduring threat to water?

Dr Ian Ross of professional services firm Tetra Tech, and the author of the Emerging Contaminants Handbook, discusses the emergence of PFAS as contaminants of concern in the UK

Harnessing data to meet alarm system standard

Water company telemetry systems generate thousands of alarms each day, with the risk of control rooms becoming overwhelmed and missing critical alerts ever present....

Utility offering funds for charitable organisations to improve their local water environment.

United Utilities has launched a new grant scheme aimed at helping charities to improve their local river catchment for the benefit of the community. The...

Firm partners with National Chemical Emergency Centre to bolster chemical response capability

Environmental risk reduction specialist Adler and Allan has partnered with the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) to provide training for its employees to deal...

Sponsored content: Adler and Allan announces trio of acquisitions

Adler and Allan, has announced the acquisition of three companies into the group: electrical specialists AMGS Electrical, hazardous material specialist Flotech Performance Systems Limited (Flotech) and industrial sewage specialist and underground infrastructure specialist Oneline Surveys

New water toxicity-testing technology ready to scale down for field use

A new nanotechnology process developed by Oxford University research scientists has seemingly been proven to simplify and reduce the cost of testing water for...

COVID-19 and sewage spills

The new study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology - Water identifies the relative risk of viral transmission by sewerage spills, across 39 different counties

Strengthening the science-policy interface

Exposure to a small fraction of the over 100,000 chemicals in use has been estimated to have contributed to over 1.3 million premature deaths in 2017

Management and maintenance of effluent and discharge in railway depots

Trade effluent and wastewater discharge in railway depots can be a costly necessity which, if not managed and monitored correctly, can have a detrimental...

Environmental risk reduction firm announces changes to senior leadership team

Environmental risk reduction specialist Adler and Allan has announced changes to its senior leadership team effective 1 March 2021. The firm says the appointments...

How do you monitor a tidal river?

If water samples are taken from a river at 9am on consecutive days, it is reasonable to be able to directly compare analytical results,...

Consultancy appoints global PFAS expert

Professional services firm Tetra Tech, a provider of consulting and engineering services, has welcomed Dr Ian Ross to its PFAS (poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances)...
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Pulling out PFAS

Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances – known as PFAS – can be captured and destroyed in water bodies using a system demonstrated by a group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Norilisk spill sees court

The first prosecutions have been brought in relation to a spill in Russia's Arctic region in May, which involved the release of over 20,000 tonnes of diesel into rivers and subsoil near the Siberian city of Norilisk.

Collaborative approach required to achieve zero pollution, said conference speakers

Water companies can expect increasing scrutiny into their environmental performance, as customer awareness of river and bathing water quality grows. This was among messages...

EA annual report on pollution incidents highlights backsliding by many water firms

England’s water and sewerage companies have received something of a mixed review in terms of environmental performance in the Environment Agency’s recent annual report...

Southern Water publishes plan to cut pollution incidents

On 7 September Southern Water announced "a comprehensive plan" that it claimed demonstrated its commitment to reducing pollution incidents and helping to improve the...
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Technology and the timely response

Kirk Meikle, from spills countermeasures expert Darcy Group, offers a few thoughts on how new technology is impacting the management and prevention of spill incidents on sites where such a risk exists
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The legal implications: quick guide

Site operators should be aware of the legal, as well as practical implications of a spill. Environmental and health and safety law imposes certain duties on site operators which, if not complied with, can result in legal proceedings, fines and reputational damage.