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.

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

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

18 Mar 2019

Doncaster oil slick spans 3km Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The pollution incident occurred near the Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, says the EA.

8 Mar 2019

Row hots up over Rutherglen chromium pollution Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Different parties have their say.

7 Mar 2019

Salisbury decontamination work completed

Brownfield Briefing: Defra has announced that the final site has been decontaminated following the alleged nerve agent attack this time last year.

28 Feb 2019

Waste classification guidance launched Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists’ Waste Classification for Soils – a Practitioner’s Guide is now available.

28 Feb 2019

Lead contamination leads to Scottish school closure Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Following the discovery of raised lead levels in a school in Annan in Dumfries and Galloway in south west of Scotland, local councillors are calling for more information on potential dangers to children and how long they were exposed for.

28 Feb 2019

‘Bright green’ Glasgow stream sparks health alert Locked

Brownfield Briefing: SEPA seals off waterway after a period of low rainfall. The chromium ore processing residue became more concentrated, creating a bright green colour.

28 Feb 2019

Environmental sampling guide released

Brownfield Briefing: The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists has published advice on the sampling of soils, liquids, and gases.

28 Feb 2019

Anglesey remediation works sensitivity recognised

Brownfield Briefing: VHE site agent Phil Dews has received a Performance Beyond Compliance Certificate for the Part 2A works on the Craig Y Don estate in Amlwch.

22 Feb 2019

PHE issues health guidance on land contamination Locked

Brownfield Briefing: New guidance from Public Health England highlights practical ways residential users of gardens and allotments can manage risks from potential soil contamination.

22 Feb 2019

Banned insect killer in UK waterways Locked

Brownfield Briefing: High levels of a chemical used for pet flea treatment, which is known to harm bees and water-based insects including water beetles and dragonflies, has been discovered polluting waterways in Kent.

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.