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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. The facility …

Mobile chemist service aims to identify wastes and aid compliance

Resource management company Veolia has launched a new chemical management service designed to provide a mobile solution for identifying, listing, packing, …

New online platform helps understand hazardous materials in electronic waste

In an attempt to respond to recyclers’ quest for information about the presence of hazardous substances in electronic waste, producers and producer …

New evidence of nuclear fuel releases found at Fukushima

Uranium and other radioactive materials have been found in tiny particles released from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors. …

SEPA raises concerns about waste handling at Trident submarine base

SEPA has criticised the MOD's handling of nuclear waste at a site near the Trident base in Faslane …

UK Asbestos Training Association updates rules of membership to address threat to industry standards

UKATA says it has overhauled its rules of membership to counter a threat from sub-standard service providers. …

Toxic but essential: A few thoughts on lead and its recovery

Dr Tim Johnson, technical director at resource recovery firm Tetronics International shares a few thoughts on lead: Its properties, usefulness, and the …

Handheld VOCs monitor chosen by Australian environmental agency

Australian environmental consultancy, JBS&G has purchased a Tiger handheld volatile organic compound (VOC) monitor from gas detection specialist Ion …

Portable spectrometer for hazard identification

FLIR Systems has announced the Griffin G510 gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC/MS), its first person-portable chemical identifier. The FLIR Griffin G510 …

Funding to jump-start US nuclear waste storage

Reforms to US nuclear waste management policy appeared to gather pace on 28 June, with the passing of legislation that renews efforts to locate a geological …

Consultancy to contribute to design of Swedish nuclear waste storage facility

Engineering and architecture consultancy Sweco has been commissioned by the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company SKB to help plan and design a new …

Lifting specialist reinforces relationship with low level radioactive waste operator

The UK’s main facility dedicated to the safe and efficient disposal of low level radioactive waste has reinforced its partnership with Cooper Handling …

Lessons learned from decades of not getting anywhere with geological disposal of high level radioactive waste

Geological disposal is the only proven, technically feasible option for dealing with high level radioactive waste. But its deployment has never gotten off the …

Defra u-turn on hazardous waste will harm plasma disposal technology, says firm behind it

In a late U-turn Defra has chosen to turn its back on European environmental legislation and to continue to permit hazardous materials that are potentially …

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 …

Plasma technology is more than hot air

Industrial pollution and odour control specialist Simdean Envirotec is offering a new plasma-based hazardous waste destruction system that has been developed …

New process supports APC residue disposal

A growth in the use of waste to energy plants has made the treatment of the resultant waste a growing priority. Cleansing Services Group (CSG) has in recent …

Company ordered to pay more than £1.2m for waste offences

A London waste company has been ordered to pay more than £1.2m after pleading guilty to historical waste offences at Harrow Crown Court. Powerday Plc, one of …

When asbestos removal goes wrong

UKATA explains what to do when the best laid plans fail In the light of several cases where asbestos has been incorrectly removed, or improperly disposed of, …

Toughing it out in difficult applications

Pump manufacturer Börger discusses three recent applications showcasing the use of pumps in challenging environments Two rotary lobe pumps are proving their …

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