Tool to help understand the environmental effects of human medicines in Scotland

A new data visualisation tool aims to help researchers better understand the effects medicines have on Scotland’s environment. It has been launched by the...

Striving for environmental balance: nutrient neutrality to futureproof the development pipeline

By Wendy Furgusson, Associate, Environment and Health, Ramboll With Natural England's recent changes to planning policy causing a reduction in the number of new homes...

Award for one-of-a-kind filter that removes BTEX components from surface water

OIL and environmental services provider Adler & Allan won the Manufacturer/Service Provider category at UKSpill's first ever Awards Evening on 26 April, picking up...

Leading the charge towards improved safety

Environmental protection specialist Darcy Spillcare says it has expanded and developed its Drizit Antistatic range. This anti-static product range is designed to absorb highly...

Call for Thames Water to make swift upgrades to Cassington sewage works after Wolvercote...

Oxford-based Wolvercote Mill Stream - the only official swimming spot on the Thames – has failed bacteria safety tests. Environmental charity Thames21 has warned...
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Better spill containment

AVAILABLE from Newpark Mats and Integrated Services (NMIS), the Dura-Base® Defender™ liner-less spill containment system is claimed as a break-through in spill protection technology....

Can better monitoring and testing help to tackle nitrogen pollution?

  By Dr Calum Preece Improving the monitoring and mitigation of major pollution trends is one of the most important areas of environmental research. It is...

Top speakers lined up for spill seminar

A panel of high-profile speakers is being assembled for April’s annual seminar of trade body UKSpill. The Inland Spill event will bring together contractors, insurers,...
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Paint predominates in ocean plastics

Flakes of paint could be one of the most abundant types of microplastic particle in the ocean, according to new research.

Oil and whisky don’t mix

A Scottish drinks company was recently fined £9,000 after a spill from its distillery. Whyte and MacKay pleaded guilty at Tain Sheriff Court after...

Spotting problems

A report on river quality, published by the UK Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), in January, revealed damning evidence of river pollution in England, and called for improvements in the monitoring of waterways for contamination from sewage outflows and other pollution sources

Somerset tank project will store 800k litres of sewer water

A £9.5 million project to boost the storage and treatment of wastewater gets underway near Bridgwater, Somerset this autumn, says Wessex Water. Construction teams will...
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Whole-life spills service launches

A SPECIALIST service has been launched by Hydro International to help industrial and commercial sites avoid the devastating environmental and financial consequences of inadequate...

Tesco fined £8 million for petrol pollution incident

Tesco Stores Ltd has been ordered to pay over £8million in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a pollution incident. The incident, which...

Local authority SuDS demand prompts UK production deal, says supplier

Increasing Local Authority planning requirements for compliant Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in major developments is boosting demand for water quality treatment components, says supplier...

Sponsored Content: Your post-lockdown pollution-prevention plan: Why it pays to be proactive

As spring turns to summer, sites across the UK are continuing their steady return to some kind of business as usual. By the end of this year, half of manufacturers expect to be back at full operating levels and employees are coming back in ever greater numbers after months of remote working. For facilities managers, now is a critical time from the perspective of pollution control.

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...

Licence to spill? Legislative status of government’s new plans unclear

River conservation groups reacted with alarm to the news (on 29 August) that the government plans to ease restrictions on developers' need to ensure...

Do or dye: Synthetic colours in wastewater pose a threat to food chains worldwide

The ecological and health threats of synthetic dyes entering wastewater systems have been detailed in a new study, which calls for new laws worldwide...

River-friendly businesses honoured as scheme sparks growing environmental network

A number of firms have secured "River-Friendly Business" status through an initiative which aims to help companies work together to tackle water pollution. Run by...