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The European Demolition Association Demolition Market Survey 2015 is still available

Last February The European Demolition Association ( EDA) launched the Demolition Market Survey 2015 in order to analyze the market development and the relevant topics for the demolition industry and also for related activities.

This survey, which was created by the Statistics Working Group of EDA, was designed to outline the trends of the demolition industry in Europe

EDA kindly asks everyone to share and participate on the survey, in order to obtain a relevant sample response.

The results of the Demolition Market Survey 2015 will be presented at the EDA Annual Convention 2015, which will be held in Helsinki, Finland, 11-13 June, and published after the event.

Landfill tax increase from 1 April 2015

The increase this year is in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI). This will make the higher rate of tax £82.50 per tonne and the lower rate £2.60 per tonne.

For more information regarding the changes and to download the document, you can visit the landfill tax (amendment) Regulations 2015 page on the government website -

National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Affected by Contamination - Consultation Open

The consultation being led by the Land Forum to gather stakeholders feedback on the proposed National Quality Mark Scheme for Land affected by Contamination (QMLC) opened on March 16th 2015 and will run to May 15th 2015.

To participate in the consultation please follow the link:

For further details on the proposed QMLC, including the objectives and benefits of the scheme, details on the role of the SQP, how the scheme would be administered and frequently asked questions follow the link:

Defra publishes: An examination of contaminated land sector activity in England and Wales

Defra has recently published the results of the research project  SP1011 - An examination of contaminated land sector activity in England and Wales. 

This research project was undertaken by Cranfield University and CL:AIRE in 2014.  The report can now be downloaded by following the link:

New Nuclear Industry Code of Practice on Water Quality Monitoring

The Nuclear Industry Group for Land Quality (NIGLQ) has published a Nuclear Industry Code of Practice on Routine Water Quality Monitoring, the development of which was funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s Direct Research Portfolio.  It covers groundwater, open freshwater bodies, ‘in-pipe’ and ‘end of pipe’ surface water drainage and inter-tidal surface waters. 

The focus is on routine (long-term) water quality monitoring, defined as “the collection of water quality data and related hydrometric data at regular intervals over time, in accordance with a documented protocol, with defined criteria for assessment of results, such that results that are not in line with expectations can be identified and appropriate actions initiated”.  

The document concentrates on those aspects of routine water quality monitoring specific to nuclear sites and radioactive contaminants.  It also provides summary guidance relating to non-radioactive contaminants and topics common to both radioactive and non-radioactive contamination, such as sampling point design, hydrochemistry and relevant hydrometric parameters, and signposts other guidance and standards where applicable, and as such may be useful outside the nuclear industry context.

The document is free to download from the NDA website and is also uploaded to the SAFEGROUNDS+ website via the ‘Guidance/NIGLQ’ webpage

New Receiver sites added to our Register of Materials

R041 - March 2014 - Nr Hatfield - 170,000 m3 - 2016 to 2017 - Clay soil & stones - Engineering fill for landscape improvement project

R042 - Chesterfield - 150,000 m3 required - material needed now until Sept 2015 - Clean fill (sub soil, topsoil and clays - For capping and public open space fill

For more information and to see all sites listed please click here>>>

SoBRA Accreditation Scheme Consultation

SoBRA is developing a registration scheme in order to recognise and reward the technical skills associated with land contamination risk assessment.

As part of this they have now created a section on the SoBRA website pertaining to the Accreditation Scheme, which can be found here .

In order to finalise the scheme they want to gain the input from the wider land contamination community and, as such they have invited people to review the proposed scheme and provide feedback at .

Last chance to book on Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice, 22 April 2015

Only a few places remaining for the next course on Wednesday, 22nd April 2015, in London. Book now>>>



Book now for the final C4SL Training Workshop

The remaining Category 4 Screening Levels (C4SLs) workshop is now only one month away on 28th April 2015 in Manchester, to avoid disappointment book now>>>.

Manchester: 28 April 2015 
Venue: Manchester Conference Centre, Weston Building, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB

For further details and to download the PDF flyer follow the link>>>


Geological Society/CL:AIRE Networking Series Event - May 12th, Birmingham

CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that it is hosting, jointly with the West Midlands Regional Group of the Geological Society, an evening lecture and networking session on Tuesday May 12th at the University of Birmingham.

The lecture is titled LNAPL Transport and Fate in the Subsurface and will draw from the recently published LNAPL Illustrated Handbook. The lecture will be given by the Handbook's editor, Dr Michael Rivett, Senior Lecturer in Contaminant Hydrogeology, University of Birmingham.

Registration for this event is free for Fellows of the Geological Society and CL:AIRE Members.

To register and for more information, please download the Event Flyer here>>>

Groundwater level information now available

In the last month live groundwater level information for England has been made available via the following website:

This groundwater level information is particularly relevant for people living in areas prone to groundwater flooding.

ADVOCATE newsletter published

CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that the winter ADVOCATE newsletter is ready to download from the CL:AIRE website.

Read about the research of Alice Badin and Natalia Fernandez de Vera here>>>

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.

Latest Land Forum Notes Uploaded

The notes from the recent Land Forum meeting that was held on 27th January 2015 have now been uploaded onto the dedicated website and can be downloaded directly by following the link>>>

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