19 Oct 2018

Argyll Environmental develops GIS for council Locked

Brownfield Briefing: System set for planning application analysis and risk prioritisation of potentially contaminated sites.

18 Oct 2018

NHS must do more on Grenfell toxicants, says expert Locked

Brownfield Briefing: No attempt has been made to look at the specific effects of pyrogenic toxicants around the Grenfell Tower site, says Professor Anna Stec at the University of Central Lancashire.

18 Oct 2018

GRAHAM wins £22m nuclear waste management contract

Brownfield Briefing: The company will extend the intermediate level waste store at the Dounreay nuclear facility in Caithness, Scotland.

18 Oct 2018

Soil ingestion standard published Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The standard assesses human exposure from soil ingestion and includes a procedure for estimating the bioaccessibility of metals in soil.

5 Oct 2018

Soil treatment market to grow at 'phenomenal speed'

Brownfield Briefing: The global soil treatment market will reach $42bn by 2022, according to Zion Market Research.

4 Oct 2018

RSK’s Central Alliance partners Utilis to map soil from space

Brownfield Briefing: Firms collaborate to develop satellite-based soil mapping services.

28 Sep 2018

BB Awards 2018: The Avenue Project gets special award Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Fifteen awards were presented by host Rachael Armstrong, along with six certificates for highly commended entries.

Europe, United Kingdom
27 Sep 2018

Stop taking soils for granted, urges European report Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Soil protection has dropped down the EU agenda despite its importance, claims a European Academies’ Science Advisory Council report.

27 Sep 2018

Novichok costs £150m, claims firm Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The cost of the Salisbury nerve agent contamination has spiralled beyond £150m, claims science intelligence company Antibodies.com.

27 Sep 2018

Nuclear waste tackled in £9.4m programme Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The TRANSCEND research programme will bring together experts from the nuclear industry and academics from 11 UK universities to deliver radioactive waste disposal solutions.

21 Sep 2018

Terrafirma launches Ground Report

Brownfield Briefing: The environmental data expert says its data-driven approach analyses the potential impact of all man-made and natural ground perils.

20 Sep 2018

WYG makes geo-environmental appointments

Brownfield Briefing: Professional services team WYG will expand its ground investigations and geo-environmental consultancy services.

20 Sep 2018

Bellway Homes allays fears and denies dust contamination Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A local group claims that contaminated dust from historical coal workings in Mirfield endangers nearby residents, but Bellway says tests proved negative.

13 Sep 2018

Site clearance approved for Anglesey nuclear plant Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The County Council has given Horizon Nuclear the green light to conduct clearance work for the 2.7GW Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant.

7 Sep 2018

Permit may not be required for small remediation schemes, says EA Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Land contamination pilot trials and small scale remediation schemes involving the treatment of waste for recovery won’t require environmental permits if certain conditions are followed.

7 Sep 2018

EKOGRID decontaminates 2,000m² Finnish plot Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The firm has used its in-situ technology to remove oil hydrocarbons and PAHs from a site near Helsinki.

7 Sep 2018

FoI request eeks out Highways England's Japanese knotweed areas Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The state body has admitted that Japanese knotweed is growing on some of its sites.

21 Aug 2018

Newcastle firm fined £12,000 for burning hazardous waste  Locked

Brownfield Briefing: North East Plant Sales Ltd has pled guilty to the open burning of waste and mixing hazardous and non-hazardous materials. 

21 Aug 2018

Equestrian centres could pose contamination problem Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Some surfaces used in training enclosures could contain toxic substances, says the EA.

21 Aug 2018

Divers and hydraulic grabbers clean up nuclear legacy Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Innovative activity at Sizewell A storage ponds and a Sellafield building respectively.

21 Aug 2018

Algorithm approach used to trace contaminant plumes Locked

Brownfield Briefing: An early warning system designed by US researchers tracks groundwater contamination over the long term.

21 Aug 2018

Government launches biosensing competition

Brownfield Briefing: It seeks proof-of-concept technologies for the rapid detection of hazardous biological agents in the field.

21 Aug 2018

Ramboll teams up with US groundwater researchers Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The consultancy has signed an agreement with Stanford University to develop technology solutions and apply them to California’s groundwater programme. 

27 Jul 2018

EA annual report: positive progress amidst illegal waste warnings Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Environment Agency claims significant progress has been made in achieving the goals set out in its 2020 Action Plan.

Europe, United Kingdom
26 Jul 2018

CL:AIRE uses Qualified Person disciplinary procedures Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Its whistleblowing service and disciplinary procedures for QPs have been in place since the turn of the year.

26 Jul 2018

Invasive weed to tackle metal contamination?

Brownfield Briefing: The water hyacinth is effective at removing metal contamination from riverbeds, according to researchers at De Montfort University in Leicester.

26 Jul 2018

Sheffield scheme wins at SuDS awards

Brownfield Briefing: Sheffield City Council’s Grey to Green Phase 1 has won the big prize at the inaugural susdrain SuDS Awards.

26 Jul 2018

Krasny Bor waste site cleanup to proceed

Brownfield Briefing: Finnish and Russian Ministers and international representatives have discussed cooperative cleanup measures at the waste disposal site, which contains toxic industrial waste from the St Petersburg and Leningrad areas. 

Russia and CIS
26 Jul 2018

Waste dumping rife in empty commercial units, says EA

Brownfield Briefing: Thousands of tonnes of illegal waste are being dumped in commercial units and on derelict sites across the UK, according to the Environment Agency.

20 Jul 2018

Hull chasing City Deal for clean-up

Brownfield Briefing: Leaders from Hull City Council are lobbying Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry for a multi-million pound City Deal to help clean-up and unlock derelict sites.