The CL:AIRE online training module - Soil & Groundwater Risk Assessment has recently been endorsed by the Geological Society of London. CL:AIRE is pleased that this module has gained recognition from such a leading institution.
CL:AIRE will be submitting more of its modules in due course and hope they will achieve equal success.
CL:AIRE would like to announce that the SNOWMAN funded IMaHg project results will be presented on the 29th November at the IMaHg final on-line workshop connecting national meeting rooms in Sweden, England, The Netherlands, Belgium and France. IMaHg is focused on enhancing knowledge in mercury fate and transport for improved management of Hg soil contamination. SNOWMAN is the European network for Sustainable Management of Soil and Groundwater (www.snowmannetwork.com).
Further details on the IMaHg project are available here>>>
The Cleaning Land for Wealth (CL4W) project (approved as CL:AIRE RP25) is seeking suitable sites that have high concentrations of arsenic and Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) in soil where samples can be collected for lab trials. The site should have suitable ground conditions (no obstructions, no stiff clays, range of soils welcome) and contamination levels for arsenic ideally (but not necessarily) will be in the range of 100-5000 mg/kg, and for PGM ideally high but any level will be considered. Sites proposed should be in the UK and available for access from mid-November 2013 until at least 30th October 2014.
Cleaning Land for Wealth (CL4W) is an EPSRC funded collaborative project joining 5x leading UK Universities. The project examines the potential to recover valuable metals and energy from plants used for phytoremediation when cleaning land contaminated with Arsenic and PGMs. For further information click here>>>
CL:AIRE is pleased to announce the publication of Technology Demonstration Project Bulletin TDP31, which is now available to download.
TDP31 is titled, "Demonstration of the ArviaTM process of adsorption coupled with electrochemical regeneration for the on-site, ex situ, decomposition of organic contaminants in groundwater" and reports on two applications of the process, treatment of a complex range of organics at an agro-chemical research centre and the removal of diesel, petrol and associated decomposition products from a petrol station remediation.
The bulletin can be downloaded here>>
SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT - Decision support frameworks and tools for the sustainable development of land.
This years CL:AIRE Annual Conference was hosted by and run in conjunction with the Geological Society, London.
Over 110 delegates joined in two lively sessions and an evening panel debate which focused on two of CL:AIRE's major industy led initiatives. Presentation PDFs can now by downloaded individiaully by following the hyperlinks.
Session 1 – SuRF-UK (Sustainable Remediation Forum)
Session 2 – Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice.
CL:AIRE is delighted to announce The Hub as a new Technical Member.
Following the successful set up of quarterly meetings between the chairs of the different Sustainable Remediation Forums (SuRFs) and Associated Partners across the globe, the minutes from the latest meeting held on 11th July 2013 have now been uploaded.
To view, please click here>>>
SuRF-UK is delighted to announce the publication of its first three case studies demonstrating the use of the SuRF-UK Framework in a variety of different project situations. These case studies are freely available and downloadable from the CL:AIRE website. To download, please follow the links below:
HM Revenue and Customs recently published draft guidance on lower rating for landfill tax on the following pages of their website:
The Guidance is currently in draft to allow time for industry feedback on its contents prior to formal publication. The closing date for comments is 20 October 2013. HMRC aim to finalise and formally publish revised Guidance by 11 November 2013.
If you have any queries or comments on the guidance please send them to:
Indirect Tax Directorate
HM Revenue and Customs
3W Ralli Quays
tel: 03000 587929
CL:AIRE is pleased to announce the following Early Stage Researcher (ESR) or Experienced Researcher (ER) fellowship within the project ADVOCATE Initial Training Network.
The fellowship "Modelling the transport and natural attenuation of multiple contaminants in groundwater" will be carried out at the Université de Liège in Beligum from November 2013. It will be up to 12 months for ESR (PhD candidate level) and up to 6 to 8 months for ER (postdoc level).
For the ESR position the successful candidate will have a Masters degree in Engineering Geology, Geology or any related field, with an interest and skills in reactive transport modelling in groundwater. For the ER position, a PhD or 4 years equivalent full-time research experience in numerical reactive transport modelling of contaminants in the subsurface is also required.
Please notice that the deadline is October 15th 2013.
For further information, click here>>>