15 Feb 2019

Global clean-up and monitoring markets set for strong growth

Brownfield Briefing: A slew of new market reports have found strong prospects for growth in soil treatment, arsenic removal and water quality monitoring.

14 Feb 2019

Jacobs demonstrates PFAS soil treatment breakthrough Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The international consultancy has co-demonstrated thermal treatment of soil and other technologies for water clean-up with potentially far-reaching benefits.

14 Feb 2019

Phase two of ten-year clean-up of toxic chrome legacy begins Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Phase two of the 10-year remediation of the heavily contaminated Shawfield Industrial Estate in Rutherglen is set to begin.

14 Feb 2019

Norfolk housing site blighted by timber yard Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Desk study and intrusive investigation leads to a planning refusal.

14 Feb 2019

Glyphosate cancer risk highlighted once again Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The herbicides increase the risk Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, say researchers.

8 Feb 2019

‘Contaminated’ travellers’ site in Dudley blocked Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Labour Council overturns previous Conservative permission for the travellers' site.

7 Feb 2019

Continuous ground-gas monitoring bulletin launched

Brownfield Briefing: CL:AIRE hopes the publication will lead to improved risk assessment and better design and specification for gas protection measures.

6 Feb 2019

Call to reform Part 2a as Walsall’s ‘contaminated’ estates declared safe Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A new investigation which found there weren't grounds for a previous contaminated land determination has lead to a call for the Part 2a regime to be reformed.

27 Jan 2019

Robots remove radioactive sludge Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Sludge is being hoovered up at Sellafield’s most hazardous site, according to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

27 Jan 2019

Soilfix finds Roman remains?

Brownfield Briefing: The ground risk solutions firm has begun an archeological investigation into a site in Essex after burial pits and pottery from Roman times were discovered.

21 Jan 2019

RSK adds two more Suitably Qualified Persons Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Suitably Qualified Persons can sign off contaminated land reports as part of the National Quality Mark Scheme.

21 Jan 2019

Illegal waste site clearance to cost £800,000 Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Natural Resources Wales has hired specialist contractors to clear the dumping ground in North West Wales over a four-week period.

14 Jan 2019

Groundwater contamination standard published by BSI

Brownfield Briefing: Soil quality – Characterisation of Contaminated Soil Related to Groundwater Protection is now available.

13 Jan 2019

CEH identifies invasive species threats Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Scientists have listed 66 alien plant and animal species that could threaten biodiversity and ecosystems in the EU.

13 Jan 2019

SURF points to harmful effects of climate change on haz-waste sites

Brownfield Briefing: The Sustainable Remediation Forum has examined the effect climate change could have on hazardous waste sites and in jeopardising contaminated land remediation efforts.

13 Jan 2019

Metal mine remediation projects near completion Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The water and abandoned metal mine projects in the North Pennines should be finished in the early new year, says the Coal Authority.

13 Jan 2019

Sandridge pollution consultation opens Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Environment Agency is consulting on the next stage of groundwater pollution remediation stemming from an old chemicals factory site in Sandridge in an ongoing case since 2005.

15 Dec 2018

New SuDs tool tackles coalfield development constraints Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Coal Authority and Environment Agency have joined forces to tackle drainage problems in coalfield areas.

15 Dec 2018

Contamination headache over Orkney battle regeneration site Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Efforts to persuade the UK Government to tackle the contamination at this stage “are likely to be challenging" says report.

7 Dec 2018

Argyll Environmental reviews environmental impacts of Grand Designs project

Brownfield Briefing: Argyll Environmental has explored the environmental implications of a housing project in South Yorkshire.

7 Dec 2018

Shallow depth asbestos found at former school site Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Concerns over risk disclosure and failure to seal off the Midlothian site.

6 Dec 2018

Sellafield legacy dominates NDA Locked

Brownfield Briefing: It will account for two-thirds of spending in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s £3bn budget next year.

6 Dec 2018

Compensation urged for property owners affected by PFAS and PFOS Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Australian government committee report also recommends a review into government advice on the health effects of exposure and more investment in remediation.

Asia Pacific, Australia
6 Dec 2018

Hotspot threat not enough to derail town centre project Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Contamination discovered on the site of Dartford town centre’s Lowfield Street development.

3 Dec 2018

Coal Authority and NRW to remediate four Welsh metal mine areas Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The studies will involve assessments of the legacy and features of the mine sites together with an inspection of selected mine drainage adits and shafts.

29 Nov 2018

Environmental health cuts putting public in danger, says Unison Scotland report Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A fifth of survey respondents said their teams don’t have the resources to deliver an adequate service.

29 Nov 2018

Delay in remediation plans set to add to Council costs Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Delay in remediation strategy sign-off has knock-on effects for West Dumbartonshire Council.

15 Nov 2018

Machinery weight is key soil compaction driver, finds report Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The intensification of land use and climate change are also increasing soil erosion and compaction in Scotland, says a ClimateXChange report.

15 Nov 2018

USEPA backs SME remediation innovation

Brownfield Briefing: The Government body has awarded $1.7m towards the development of key public health challenges such as those that tackle PFAS.

North America, United States
8 Nov 2018

Delta-Simons supports Lincoln brownfield development

Brownfield Briefing: UK consultancy provides a range of risk assessment and site investigation services to support Leafbridge development.