News And Press Releases

Root Barrier to Protect Against Japanese Knotweed

Don’t be beaten by Japanese Knotweed! Root barriers are a very effective and proven way of protecting structures and underground services from damage from tree roots, Japanese Knotweed and other invasive

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Dust and Odour Suppression

It is now mandatory to address the issues of dust and odours, for the protection of staff and neighbours. Historically air extraction/ negative pressure, was the accepted method of dragging dust

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The Contamination Expo Series July Update

The programme for the Contamination Expo Series is almost complete, and, boy, have we got a show in store for you! Tickets are Free from the event website and are sure

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Keynote Close Up - Dr. Frank Kleissen

Frank Kleissen holds a masters degree in chemical engineering from University of Twente and a PhD in Environmental Systems Analysis from Imperial College London.

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Laboratory Method for the Assessment of Respirable Asbestos Fibre Release

Recent feedback has highlighted a significant gap in the risk assessment process for asbestos on site that previously could only be filled by additional site activity monitoring. We have been looking

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CityTree up for $1m prize

A biological air filter is in with a chance of winning $1m after Green City Solutions’ innovative product made it into the finals of the Chivas Venture.

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Cleanroom Flexi Mat offers more than peel-off mats

Berendsen Cleanroom Services have addressed the problems raised by studies into how effective peel-off mats are at containing contamination and stopping it from entering your cleanroom. The findings showed the mats

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Call for integrated approach on environmental objectives

Revised Welsh policy guidance is encouraging Welsh councils to merge their pursuit of cleaner air with other environmental objectives. The local air quality management (LAQM) regime, published on June 15, says

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NO2 pollution plans widely criticised

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has termed the government’s third set of proposals to cut nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution levels to legal standards as “wholly inadequate”. The body is

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Strategic alliance for oil and gas exploration

Three firms have signed a formal agreement over integrated subsea well-capping response solutions.The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was reached between Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL), Trendsetter Engineering and Halliburton last month.

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New process to improve water decontamination

A new method has been developed by engineers that is capable of selectively removing micropollutants from water.Relying on an electrochemical process, the method can extract even very low levels of unwanted

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Qualification for asbestos operatives

Stuart Goulden and Alex Mellor have become the first operatives to achieve an NVQ Level 2 Diploma through the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA) option.Last month, the two Northern Insulation Contractors

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UK ‘lagging behind’ on contaminants

Environmental consultancy WSP has warned that UK regulators are not paying adequate attention to contaminants that are potentially toxic. Although other nations are actively investigating the uses of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and

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Free Tickets for the Contamination Expo Series are now available

Free Tickets registrations for the highly-anticipated return of the Contamination Expo Series are now being accepted on the event website. On the 27th & 28th of September, the doors of ExCeL

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10 Reasons Why the Contamination Expo Series is Unmissable

The Contamination Expo Series is Europe’s largest exhibition and conference designed to showcase the latest innovations that further the protection of the environment and management of contaminated land, water, and air.

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Keynote Close Up - Yvonne Waterman

Dr. Yvonne Waterman is a national specialist in occupational accidents and occupational diseases; with a keen interest in asbestos. After receiving a Ph.D. from Erasmus University Rotterdam in liability law relating

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The Contamination Expo Series May Update

The Contamination Expo Series has gone from strength to strength over the last few months, with requests to exhibit continuing to flood in. Some of the latest specialist suppliers to add

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ARCA Site Audits Go Electronic

Last month ARCA introduced a new app for its auditors to gather information while on-site and to report the site audit findings. After a trial period the app, a unique app

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ARCA Announces the First NVQ for Experienced Operatives

In February ARCA announced the availability of the first National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) for experienced asbestos removal operatives in the UK. For asbestos removal operatives to gain access to work on

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Workers put ‘at risk’ by asbestos exposure

Repeated asbestos failings by a London construction firm have landed the company a £750,000 fine. Barroerock Construction pleaded guilty to two health and safety offences after it was found the contractor

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Criticism over response to oil spill

A National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (Nopsema) investigation has found that a “significant threat” was posed to the environment by an improper response to an oil spill. The

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