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Contaminated Land Working Group Report

Neil Parry, Chairman, CLG writes: Our last meeting was held on 10th January 2015, 17 members attended. Below is a summary of…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

NHBC’s Role in Developing Hazardous Sites

NHBC (National House-Building Council) is the standard setting body and the leading warranty and insurance provider for new and newly converted homes…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Asbestos PII Update

The subject of asbestos cover is one that has been in the spotlight for many years since the restriction (and in some…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Asbestos in Soil

The AGS is active in establishing industry guidance for asbestos in soils. The CLWG and LPWG have formed a small sub-group to…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

BS 10175 Updated

BS 10175:2011 (Investigation of Potentially Contaminated Sites – Code of Practice) was published in March 2011. It is much improved compared to…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Water Pipes: a guide

UKWIR (UK Water Industry Research) have recognised that with an increasing number of brownfield sites being used for development, it is important…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

The Big Question

Q&A:  Liabilities of The Qualified Person Arising from Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice Introduction The Definition of Waste: Development…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Weighing up the Risk

Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) A new framework for assessing risks to ecological systems from contaminants in soils was published by the Environment…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Understanding Bandings

It’s a red site. So what? It was the 15th century Swiss medical pioneer Paracelsus, who noted in his journals: “all substances…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Environmental Permitting regulations

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations came into force on the 6th April 2008.  They merge Waste Management Licensing (WML) and…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Managing residual risks of land contamination

The successful trading, development and regeneration of brownfield sites requires stakeholders to acknowledge and manage environmental risks effectively to realise the potential…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Supporting the contaminated land community

Dealing with uncertainty and heterogeneity in the risk-based land management process continues to present challenges for the contaminated land community.  The up…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Annual meeting comes to London

The annual meeting of ISO/TC190 (Soil Quality) is to be held in London this year at the BSi Headquarters, Gunnersbury near Hammersmith,…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Testing times for soils

The Environment Agency has issued a revised version of its MCERTS policy for the chemical testing of soils. The Agency established its…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

The problem of made ground

The categorisation, analysis and reporting of ‘made ground’ is a recurring nightmare for the modern laboratory. Traditionally a by-product of land reclamation…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

CLAN 02/05

In September 2005, the Cabinet Office led Soil Guidance Value (SGV) Task Force issued its first (and long awaited) public pronouncement –…