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EPA report warns of increasing Irish hazardous waste problem incl. contaminated soils

EPA report warns of increasing Irish hazardous waste problem incl. contaminated soils Despite some progress, the EPA has warned that hazardous waste is still a serious concern in Ireland.  New findings from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have revealed the amount of hazardous waste produced in Ireland, including ash produced by waste to energy facilities, contaminated soils and chemical...
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Contaminated soil delays $6.7 billion tunnelling project

Tunnelling on a $6.7 billion Tunnel in Melbourne, Australia has been delayed due to the discovery of soil contaminated with chemicals including asbestos and PFAS.  The project is now facing potential cost blowouts, as the state government, joint-venture builders CPB Contractors and John Holland, and Transurban scramble to find a way to store, transport and clean the contaminated soil found at...
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Is contaminated soil and air the cause of cancer in a Scottish school?

An international expert in public health has warned water supplies at a school built on toxic industrial waste may be less of a risk than potentially contaminated soil and air. Four teachers were diagnosed with the same rare cancer at the school in North Lanarkshire, UK where pupils and staff were told to drink bottled water after the mains supply ran blue. Professor Andrew Watterson, a spec...
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Don’t let Contaminated Soil Remediation costs hit you like a ton of bricks

The New Lincoln Elementary School was demolished without fanfare this summer after years of standing vandalized and vacant in Lackawanna’s 1st Ward. Officials now face a soil remediation project with a price tag approaching $400,000.  “Asbestos was removed from the building before demolition, but petroleum used for heating the building had leaked from tanks into the soil,” said Drew Shapiro, Lacka...
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Scientist uses bacteria to clean contaminated soil

Findings in environmental science are rarely applied commercially. Ray Sambrotto, a microbiologist and associate professor at Columbia University's Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory co-founded Allied Microbiota with Frana James, drawing on five years of exploratory research to identify microbes capable of remediating contaminated soil to address the legacy of environmental pollutants. Contaminated...
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Potential Brownfield housing site so contaminated workers would not be able to touch the soil

Engineers clearing a proposed Derbyshire housing site contaminated with industrial waste would have to wear protective clothing and masks.  They would also be advised not to let the soil they would be removing touch their skin.  It’s because of a legacy of the dumping of harmful industrial waste products at the site at Somercotes, including poisonous and cancer-causing chemicals. But a developer ...
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EU committed to remediation of contaminated sites – #World Soil Day.

Soil is a fundamental natural resource that influences numerous policy areas. It is not only vital for a healthy environment but also essential to agriculture, and indeed the entire food sector. Without it, Europe's sustainable bioeconomy will not be able to grow. Being soil aware will also help regenerate formerly polluted sites, creating jobs and growth and helping to ensure that this precious r...
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EU Soil Observatory launched to monitor trends of soil health in Europe

EU Soil Observatory launched to monitor trends of soil health in Europe Within the proposed Horizon EU mission in the area of soil health and food - entitled ‘Caring for soil is caring for life' - the ambitious goal is being considered of ‘ensuring that 75% of soils are healthy by 2030 and are able to provide essential ecosystem services'.   It is also in line with the European Green Deal's ambit...
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Geological Survey Ireland soil sampling survey now complete for half the country

Geological Survey Ireland soil sampling survey now complete for half the country The Tellus Project in Geological Survey Ireland, which began back in 2011, is marking 50% completion of national soil geochemistry mapping with the release of the latest analytical data.  Thousands of soil samples have been collected and analysed and the resulting data and maps are critical to understanding the chemi...
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Soil Waste Classification training to Roche Ireland

Verde’s Senior Environmental Consultant Krzysztof Pniewczuk providing soil waste classification training to staff at Roche Ireland Ltd. Verde recently commenced a five year contract with Roche Ireland Limited to provide Environmental Consultancy services at their Clarecastle Pharmaceutical Plant. The site is currently transitioning from an operating manufacturing site to a brownfield site throu...
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