24 May 2019

TerraConsult remediates Grangemouth facility Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The consultancy has carried out a site investigation, risk assessment, and remediation of DNAPL on land that will house a waste-to-energy facility.

23 May 2019

Dounreay recycle ‘major step forward’ for decommissioning Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Four items weighing 66t have been transported to a specilist waste recycling facility. Normal practice is to cut them up and dispose in low level waste vaults.

23 May 2019

Bentley Systems acquires Keynetix Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Keynetix’s cloud-based geotechnical knowledge management system, which can be used to capture the underground environment, will support Bentley’s geotechnical analysis applications, PLAXIS and SoilVision.

23 May 2019

Cognition crucial to demolition of Plymouth clay works Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The flagship Homes England project will involve building up to 550 homes and 11.5ha of new and improved woodland to improve the ecology of the site.

23 May 2019

‘Foam soil’ answer to soil erosion problems? Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Growing food in discarded mattresses estimated to be ten times faster than conventional soil.

23 May 2019

Hunt is on for new grout for coalfield sites Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Pulverised Fuel Ash is becoming hard obtain and expensive because of the phasing out of coal-burning power stations.

16 May 2019

New comprehensive guide to dealing with ground gas Locked

Brownfield Briefing: It will look at protection measures which are suitable for sites, supervising installation and verification along with examples of good and bad practice

16 May 2019

Brownfield Sheffield steelworks site is challenging Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The 20ha site is a historic infilled valley with highly variable ground conditions.

10 May 2019

‘Non-stick’ water pollution growing in US Locked

Brownfield Briefing: According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PFAS chemicals are found in the blood of virtually all Americans.

10 May 2019

Greens keep up pressure on Chiltern Aquifer issue Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Green MEP Jean Lambert says she will still seek answers on the Chiltern Aquifer and whether directives have been breached, through European and UK Parliaments and the London Assembly.

10 May 2019

‘Non-stick’ water pollution growing in US Locked

Development + Infrastructure: According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PFAS chemicals are found in the blood of virtually all Americans.

9 May 2019

Specialist advisers appointed to Homes England Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Thirteen specialists have been appointed to three national framework panels.

9 May 2019

Dounreay de-commission milestone reached Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Uranium transferred from Dounreay to the US to be processed and returned as reactor fuel and for medical isotopes.

9 May 2019

‘Non-stick’ water pollution growing in US Locked

Development + Infrastructure: As research reveals PFAS in more than 600 locations in 43 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says PFAS chemicals are found in the blood of virtually all Americans.

3 May 2019

Dounreay announces six preferred partners for £400m programme Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Historic waste will be removed from the shaft, silo and low level pits, repackaged and moved to modern waste facilities.

3 May 2019

EU Parliament quizzed on alleged Chiltern water pollution Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Questions raised on adherence to Water Framework and Drinking Water directives in the HS2 Hillingdon works.

2 May 2019

Skeleton found on Clacton-on-Sea brownfield site Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Digger leveling the ground for holiday village turns up human bones.

25 Apr 2019

New bakery for Corby steelworks site Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The building was only granted planning permission by Corby DC after extensive testing on the land.

25 Apr 2019

Call for more action on Sandridge bromate pollution Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Nearby quarry development has added some urgency to the long running clean-up.

12 Apr 2019

Environment Analyst partners with Contamination Expo Locked

Brownfield Briefing: There are 120 CPD-accredited seminars and over 150 suppliers all under one roof. Over 6000 attendees are expected.

11 Apr 2019

Chromium clean-up of Shawfield goes on-site Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Two forms of calcium polysulphide will be used with more than 2m litres of solution injected.

11 Apr 2019

More money for de-contaminating Widnes waterfront Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Council adds £1m for the clean-up of the Gorsley Lane site set to uncloc and important brownfield and waterfront area.

11 Apr 2019

Bath is UK’s worst for fly-tipping and littering, finds analysis Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Belfast and Derry fared particularly well in the Solar Centre’s analysis of 52 areas.

4 Apr 2019

Go ahead for Dorset housing despite nearby SAC and fuel tank contamination Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Planners want a remediation study before the scheme commences.

4 Apr 2019

Activists claim HS2 contractors ‘polluting’ Colne Valley site Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Protesters' counsel, defending aggravated trespass charges, claims work could endanger wildlife sites and drinking water.

29 Mar 2019

Toxic Grenfell Tower legacy could pose ‘long-term risk’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Study on environment around Grenfell says toxicants could pose serious, long-term implications for the health of emergency responders, clean-up workers and local residents.

21 Mar 2019

Walsall changes its tune after contaminated land error Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Council says it will contest civil claims and requests for rebates will be judges against well-established criteria.

21 Mar 2019

PFAS Action Plan divides industry groups in US, says consultancy Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a Bill to classify all PFAS as hazardous substances but some believe action could be stymied by bureaucracy, says SLR Consulting.

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18 Mar 2019

“Permanently” sealed Sellafield unit to be emptied Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A grabbing machine that will empty one of Europe’s most hazardous nuclear buildings is now in place.

18 Mar 2019

Councils seek help to clean polluted beach Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Historic pollution from an exposed landfill site is being released into the environment by coastal erosion at Lynemouth beach in Northumberland.