Sponsored Content: High flow pump simplifies asbestos and air sampling

Asbestos-related diseases take the lives of more than 39,000 Americans every year. Despite the material’s known health impacts, it can be found in older homes and industrial properties and continues to be used in products such as gaskets, friction products, roofing materials and fireproofing materials, posing a threat to workers in construction and general industry.

Teeside firm delivers safety solutions for storage silos at Sellafield nuclear decommissioning site

Teesside product manufacturer and global supplier of fire, blast and heat protection systems - Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd (MTE) – has recently completed a contract...
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Sponsored Content: Advanced technology for air sampling

Asbestos-related diseases take the lives of 20 tradespeople every week. Despite being banned in the UK, asbestos can still be found widely, posing a threat to anyone who disturbs the dangerous material.

The importance of regulation and compliance in the disposal of your chemical waste

Waste management firm Chloros Environmental specialises in the disposal of hazardous waste and recycling solutions. Here, managing director Richard Hurdle offers a contemporary perspective...

List presents safer chemicals for manufacturing IT products

  When it comes to chemicals used in the manufacture of IT products, very few have been studied for their impact on humans and the...

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

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

£22 million construction contract awarded for intermediate-level nuclear waste facility at Dounreay

Civil engineering firm Graham Engineering has picked up a £22 million contract to build a nuclear waste storage facility at the legacy Dounreay nuclear...

How plasma technology can reduce the environmental impact of disposable vapes

Disposable e-cigarettes or vapes are big business, they are also a big problem for the environment. David Deegan of Tetronics suggests a solution that’s...

Veolia expands clinical and medical waste management services

Expanded capabilities will improve traditional clinical waste hierarchy positions and can lower the carbon emissions by around 70% compared to existing services Veolia says...

Hazardous chemicals content listed in new EU-wide products database

It's now possible to access data from the EU’s first public database of substances of very high concern in products, or SCIP. The aim...

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.

Quarry firm in Cornwall fined for supplying asbestos-contaminated waste

A Cornish waste disposal company has been ordered to pay £26,500 in fines and costs for illegally handling and disposing of hazardous waste, according...

Waste firm says new process can transform problematic waste into form suitable for EfW

Waste management firm CSG has seemingly developed a new process to help transform a range of industrial waste streams into a material suitable for...

Decontamination system claimed to support reuse of healthcare PPE

Described as a range of state of the art UV-C disinfection chambers for the healthcare industry, the Mackwell Health Whitebox is seemingly equipped to...

SMuRFs could help make nuclear decommissioning work safer

Nuclear power stations could be decommissioned in the future with the help of teams of autonomous robots known as the SMuRFs, scientists have suggested....

£1.4m funding for chemist’s research into hazardous materials handling

A University of Glasgow chemist is establishing a new research group with £1.4m in new funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council...

Liverpool company develops virtual reality tool to save Sellafield £20 million

The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) has developed a mixed reality training tool for Britain’s biggest nuclear waste site, Sellafield
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Alliance to improve waste gas monitoring

SCOTTISH technology company M Squared Lasers has launched a research partnership with the Glasgow hub of the world’s largest applied research body, the Fraunhofer...

Herefordshire firm invests in corrosive waste transportation

Waste management firm Mayglothling Waste has invested in a high specification "acid vacuum tanker", to provide safe transportation and treatment of acids and...

Separation method frees rare earths from coal ash

The unexpected bounty of nature seems apparent from the discovery that a harmless food-grade solvent can be used to extract highly sought rare-earth metals...