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, 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.

8 Nov 2018

Soilfix completes Gloucester Quays remediation Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The remediation firm has completed extensive soil remediation works on eight land parcels two weeks ahead of schedule.

8 Nov 2018

Ecologia to carry out Hampshire site investigation Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The contaminated land specialists will conduct a geo-environmental SI to help deliver a major commercial redevelopment project in Hampshire.

8 Nov 2018

Welsh Government to part-fund remediation of 16 gardens Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Government and Isle of Anglesey County Council will fund remediation works on the Craig Y Don estate, which once housed a copper smelting works.

1 Nov 2018

Government to conduct Grenfell soil testing Locked

Brownfield Briefing: It has committed to additional environmental checks following the contamination concerns raised by experts.

1 Nov 2018

McAuliffe remediates former World War II ordnance factory

Brownfield Briefing: Once complete, housebuilder Stewart Milne will build 265 homes on the old Roften Works site in Hooton, near Ellesmere Port.

1 Nov 2018

Environmental radioactivity within dose limits, finds report Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Artificial radionuclides only account for a small proportion of total radiation dosages in the UK, says Defra.

25 Oct 2018

Grenfell asbestos threat remains, says law firm Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The long-term health of survivors, emergency workers, and local workers in the Grenfell area is concerning, says Asbestos Justice.

25 Oct 2018

Could quantum sensors enhance ground investigations? Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Quantum technology gravity sensors have the potential to detect much farther underground than existing technology, according to the University of Birmingham.

25 Oct 2018

Fracking remnants found in mussel shells Locked

Brownfield Briefing: An element associated with fracking wastewater has been found in the molluscs in Pennsylvania, according to researchers from Penn State and Union College.

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.