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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 the ...
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Land Contamination: Risk Management – updated EA guidance

The Environment Agency (EA) published an update in June 2019 to the Model procedures for the management of land contamination (CLR11).  The updated online guidance is called: Land contamination: risk management (LCRM). Reformed content The EA has developed the reformed content based on the principles of CLR11. The scope, purpose and the framework of CLR11 remains the same. The reformed content: ...
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Verde to speak at Brownfield & Contaminated Land Conference, Belfast, 1st May

Verde’s Principal Environmental Consultant Malcolm Dowling, has been invited to speak at the Brownfield & Contaminated Land Conference in Belfast on May 1st on the topic: Clarifying Current Waste Licensing, Permitting & Management Procedures for Brownfield Redevelopment:  Implementing Article 27 (ROI) Understanding the appropriate classification of materials – when is a waste not a...
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40% of polluted soil in Brussels caused by fuel oil from leaking boilers

If the soil of a plot of land in Brussels is polluted, four times out of ten the cause is fuel oil. Boilers leaking - both from individuals and old gas stations - deep in the ground are the biggest polluters. Someone building or renovating on a polluted piece of land has to remediate the land first. Remediation is the process of removing dangerous or poisonous substances from the soil, or limit...
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EU Environment and Climate Change Law Review

The current EU environment and climate change policy objectives are set out in the Seventh Environmental Action Programme, which guides EU environment policy until 2020.  The objectives are to protect, conserve and enhance the European Union’s natural capital; turn the European Union into a resource-efficient, green and competitive low-carbon economy; and safeguard the European Union’s citizens fr...
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Strong growth prospects in soil treatment and water quality monitoring find reports

The bioremediation, wider soil treatment, arsenic removal and water monitoring markets are all forecast to grow strongly to 2025, say market analysts. The first of these reports, by Research and Markets, focuses on the Bioremediation Technology & Services in global markets especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. It adds that the technology ...
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Decades long row over homes on contaminated land

A new proposal has been submitted to build nearly 200 homes on a former brick works with developers vowing to end a 40-year planning saga.  Residents have fought developers targeting the old Nocks site in Erdington, UK for decades over concerns the site is heavily contaminated from its use as a landfill.  And now fears have been sparked again after Persimmon Homes - which has already obtained perm...
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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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Oil Spill Remediation

Verde Remediation Services have crews undertaking oil spill remediation projects all over the country. Guess where one lucky crew were?            
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Brownfield Development

There are a significant number of brownfield sites throughout Ireland with excellent redevelopment potential. However, the environmental risks and associated costs of remediating these sites are often not investigated during the pre-acquisition due diligence and can lead to additional unforeseen costs that may cause delays and lead to uneconomic projects. That’s where Verde Environmental Con...
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