Monday, December 5, 2022
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ISO 14001 consultation opens

The public consultation process for the international environmental standard ISO 14001 is now open with UK comments requested by 31 October 2014. BSI, the UK’s...
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Spill compliance gets more urgent

Heftier fines, and even the possibility of fines where a spill hasn't occurred but where there is a vulnerability, appear to signal a sturdier...
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Oxidation tech for contaminated waterways

MAPAL Green Energy has introduced a new rapid response application for its floating fine bubble aeration system (FFBA) technology. The Emergency Deployment Oxidation System (EDOS)...
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Cellulose-based gel absorbs oil efficiently

DEALING effectively with oil and chemical spills could be made easier with the help of an improved form of aerogel developed at the University...
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Chemical spillage: Is your response reactive or proactive?

Paul Rast-Lindsell of the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) goes over some of the key considerations to be faced in the event of a...

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,...

Your business could be going down the drain

FORTY per cent of small and medium sized businesses which cause substantial environmental spills in the course of their operations will fail within 18...

Are you prepared? Understanding the risks is crucial

Transport related spills can occur almost anywhere – in depots, at customers’ yards, from loads in transit and leaks from the vehicles themselves. Understanding...

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...
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Patents filed for clean-up

RESEARCHERS at an American institute have developed a new technique for magnetically separating oil and water that could be used to clean up oil...

Agency teams move in after twin incidents

Environment officers have attended incidents in Oxfordshire and Surrey after reports of pollution in two separate watercourses. In Surrey, Environment Agency staff moved on to...

Agency officers step in to halt river pollution

ENVIRONMENT Agency officers who prevented a spillage of red diesel devastating a Buckinghamshire river want residents to help find the culprit. An orange discolouration was...
UK Spill Association

Report sees trade body getting back on track

THE UK Spill Association returned to more normal levels of activity last year following a 2010 that was shaped by the Deepwater Horizon disaster. In...

Two-way flow on response ability

OIL Spill Response Ltd (OSRL), the international oil spill emergency response organisation, has signed a memorandum of understanding to deliver services to mutual clients...

Chemical scare tackled

A CLEAN-UP team was called in when 23 people were taken to hospital following a chemical spill at a West Lothian warehouse. Denatonium Benzoate, which...

Keeping it compliant

AS regulations on spills and storage become ever tighter manufacturers and suppliers have been engaged in development programmes to ensure their products comply. Fentex Ltd...