CL:AIRE is pleased to announce the publication of Research Bulletin 18 (RB18), which is now available to download. RB18 is titled, "Prioritisation of abandoned non-coal mine impacts on the environment" and was written by Adam Jarvis, Newcastle University; Steve Hill, Coal Authority; Hugh Potter, Environment Agency; Peter Thorn, Atkins and William Mayes, University of Hull.
CL:AIRE research bulletins describe specific, practical aspects of research which have direct application to the characterisation, monitoring or remediation of contaminated soil or groundwater. This bulletin describes national-scale impacts of abandoned non-coal mine water pollution..
CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that the first three ADVOCATE bulletins are now ready to download, with the others to follow over the next few months. CL:AIRE’s ADVOCATE bulletins describe practical aspects of research which have direct application to the characterisation, monitoring or remediation of contaminated soil or groundwater.
ADVOCATE Bulletin 1 (written by Johana Grajales)>>>
Remediation of TCE contaminated groundwater using permeable reactive barriers
ADVOCATE Bulletin 2 (written by Franklin Obiri-Nyarko)>>>
Selecting reactive materials for permeable barriers to remediate groundwater contaminated with heavy metals and BTEX: batch and column experiments
ADVOCATE Bulletin 3 (written by Petra Hedbavna)>>>
Enhancing bioremediation of groundwater by microbial interaction with a solid state electrode: proof-of-concept
ADVOCATE (ADVancing Sustainable In Situ RemediatiOn for ContAminaTed Land and GroundwatEr) is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, funded by the European Union. The network was established to coordinate European research on in situ remediation concepts and applications from laboratory scale through to field scale evaluation and technology demonstration.
CL:AIRE keeps a Register of Materials and services which might be reused by working to the Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice (DoW CoP).
The Register helps to link excavated material holders with projects requiring materials.
The following Donor sites have recently been added -
|Ref #||Location||Quantity||Availability From - To||Material Type|
|D052||Surrey||6,000m3||November 14 – May 15||Made Ground overlying Alluvium overlying inter-bedded Clays, Silts and fine Sands consistent with the Bracklesham Group|
|D051||Oxford||>100,000m3||From January 2015 to December 2015||Oxford clay|
The following Receiver sites have recently been added -
|Ref #||Location||Quantity needed||Availability From - To||Material Type|
|R038||Macclesfield||20,000 m3||August 2014 - October 2014||“as dug” soils excluding topsoil|
The following Soil Treatment Facility has recently been added -
|Ref #||Location||Yearly Intake||Timescale||Treatable Material/Contaminants|
|F008||Cornwall||300,000t||Immediate||“Hazardous / Non Hazardous soils and dredging spoil|
To view the Register of Materials click here>>>
The latest Joint Industry Working Group (JIWG) minutes from the regulators meeting held on 6th August are now available to download here>>>
The latest update of the work of the Asbestos in Soils Joint Industry Working Group (JIWG) is now available to download. Some of the key highlights include:
• The preparation of an asbestos management guide to support the JIWG Code of Practice and will be used to clarify interpretation of CAR 2012 regulations and the guidance set out in HSE L143 – Managing and Working with Asbestos, as applied to asbestos in soil and C&D materials.
• Interaction that JIWG members are providing to the development of the SCA blue book – analytical method.
• Industry funding being secured and matched by Defra to undertake a research project to carry out a soil survey to ascertain background levels of asbestos in urban and rural environments throughout England and Wales. This research will help SoBRA with the development of their risk assessment framework which will feed directly into the JIWG Code of Practice.
• A meeting between the Head of HSE’s Asbestos Licensing Unit and the JIWG chair, where a number of key issues were explored with respect to interpreting the regulations in relation to asbestos in soil.
The full report can be found here>>>
SoBRA would like the whole of the land development industry (contractors. consultants and site owners) to get involved in an industry wide initiative to provide dust sampling data from site works. Many practitioners already undertake routine dust sampling; all we are asking is for you to provide the results of these samples to SoBRA anonymously. The results will be collated into a larger open access database to help the development of a risk assessment model which will feed into the Joint Industry Working Group Asbestos in Soil. To ensure that the dust samples are taken in a uniform way, SoBRA has produced a sampling protocol to assist.
The dust sampling protocol is supported by an equivalent protocol for asbestos fibre in air monitoring and the use of both protocols in parallel is encouraged where possible so that the open access UK-specific empirical database that SoBRA is developing can be as comprehensive as possible.
CL:AIRE is delighted to be a supporting partner for Resilience 14 on 26th November 2014, a free-to-attend conference at BRE Innovation Park, Bucknall’s Lane, WD25 9XX. The event will examine the issues and challenges the built environment faces to become more resilient to flooding, storms, extreme temperatures and other effects of climate change.
Organised by BRE, one of the UK’s leading building science centres, Resilience14 will have a strong learning component, including the ‘Britain under water’ seminar that brings together leading experts to provide insight into the latest flooding policy, research and best-practice.
Yorkshire Contaminated Land Forum held its second event of 2014 in York on September 30th with around 80 people attending the meeting which had a controlled waters protection and treatment theme.
To read the full press release please click here>>>