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JIWG Asbestos in Soil - News Update

The latest Joint Industry Working Group (JIWG) minutes from the main meeting held on 9th October are now available to download here>>>

Also the minutes from the Regulators meeting held on the 1st October 2013 are available to download here>>>

New CL:AIRE Members LinkedIn Group Launched

Following the success of recent evening networking events, CL:AIRE has launched an on-line facility to allow further networking of our members.

This group also provides an area to discuss problems, feedback ideas and foster new ideas to solve industry problems.

If you have a LinkedIn account and your organisation is a member of CL:AIRE (either Corporate or Technical) you are invited to come and join this group>>>

CL:AIRE January Membership Update

CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that Southern Testing has joined as new Technical Members.

In addition, the following organisations have renewed their Technical Membership; Ecologia, ENVIRON UK Ltd, Geo2 Remediation Ltd, Geo-Environmental Services, Grontmij, RAW Group & RSK Group.

Membership - State of the Market Report

CL:AIRE would like to remind its members that the State of the Market Report for 2013 is available to download here>>> Please note that this version contains the profiles of two companies (URS and Waterman) that were omitted from the previous version in error. This is for Members ONLY, and we request that it is not forwarded outside of your organisations to Non- Members.

The State of the Market Report is based on a detailed survey of CL:AIRE Technical Member organisations which have contributed company-specific, and often commercially sensitive information, for the purposes of CL:AIRE collating and reporting back the findings to provide a picture of the land contamination and remediation sector in the UK.

The 2013 State of the Market Report will be promoted to CL:AIRE’s Corporate Members and will be disseminated to UK Governmental Departments and to international equivalent organisations to show a UK capability benchmark. CL:AIRE’s State of the Market Reports will be repeated and available annually as part of CL:AIRE Membership>>>

Sponsorship Opportunities - In Situ Remediation Conference 2014

For our members interested in sponsorship opportunities, on the 2nd - 4th September CL:AIRE is organising the "In Situ Remediation Conference 2014" on behalf of the ADVOCATE network at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London. The conference will bring together leading scientists, researchers and environmental professionals working in the field. The event offers a great opportunity to promote your company, develop new business opportunities as well as gain an international visibility.

If your organisation is looking to link to and gain brand coverage with a successful event full details can be found here>>>

Sponsorship opportunities are available preferentially to CL:AIRE Members for £2,000 + VAT. If you would like to discuss this option further please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CL:AIRE Conference Early Notification - In Situ Remediation 2014

2 day conference to be held at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre,
London in first week of September 2014

A Call for Abstracts will be released shortly for presentations and posters within the following 6 themes:

  • Urban groundwater contamination and emerging contaminants – investigation, monitoring and management
  • Natural attenuation and engineered in situ bioremediation
  • Fate and transport of contaminants in the vadose zone
  • Novel methods for the assessment of in situ remediation processes and performance
  • Permeable reactive barriers, in situ chemical oxidation, enhanced abiotic and thermal treatment technologies
  • Sustainability assessments of in situ remediation technologies, including economic aspects and feasibility studies

 In Situ Remediation ‘14“ is an international conference organised and presented by CL:AIRE and will take place in the heart of London in the first week of September 2014. Combining 2-days of presentations and a third day of thematic workshops, the conference will present and discuss the latest scientific research, technical advances and innovations in the management, assessment and sustainable in situ remediation of contaminated land and groundwater.

The conference will bring together leading scientists, researchers and environmental professionals working in the field, offering an unrivalled opportunity to exchange ideas, share experiences, gain exposure to the latest developments and network with experts from around the world. The programme of keynote presentations, platform talks and posters covers scientific, management and technological aspects, and promises to offer something for everyone. Two parallel sessions are planned on the third day for organisations or projects to present a thematic, network or project workshop within the scope of the conference.

Defra Funded Project - An Examination of Contaminated Land Sector Activity in England and Wales - SP1011

Cranfield University has recently been awarded project SP1011 - An examination of contaminated land sector activity in England and Wales by Defra.  CL:AIRE is supporting this work along with Dr Naomi Earl, Dr Brian Bone and Stephen Moreby.

The broader land contamination stakeholder sector (regulators, consultants, contractors and site owners) will be invited to take part in the survey by providing their views on specific land contamination aspects outside of the regulatory statutory duties.    If you are interested in taking part, the questionnaire will be made available in January 2014.  Please respond by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 7 January 2014 stating your interest, and your details will be collected to ensure that you receive the questionnaire.

The aims of the project are three-fold:

  1. Gathering evidence from local authorities and the Environment Agency on contaminated land sector activity; particularly statutory duties carried out under Part 2A of the Environment Protection Act 1990.
  2. Assessing the level of understanding in the sector of key principles that were introduced under the revised Part 2A Statutory Guidance, implemented by Defra and the Welsh Government in April 2012.
  3. Investigating the impact of the revised guidance on the contaminated land sector in England.  This will rely partly on data gathered from local authorities but will extend beyond the scope of Part 2A activity and include, for example, an assessment of contaminated land activity carried out under the planning regime.

 

CL:AIRE December Membership Update

CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that A L P Ambrose Minerals & Beech Consultants have joined as new Technical Members.

In addition, DEC UK Ltd & ERM have renewed their Corporate Membership and the following companies have renewed as Technical Members; Atkins, Cavendish Nuclear, The Environmental Protection Group Ltd (EPG), Environmental Scientific Group Ltd (ESG), Firth Consulting Ltd, HBR Ltd, H Fraser Consulting Ltd, MDK Environmental Ltd, Pegasis UK Limited, Peter Brett Associates, R3 Environmental Technology Ltd & Residential & Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO).

UK Land Remediation Case Studies Needed Urgently

CL:AIRE is working in partnership with UKTI to update and redraft the Land Remediation sector capability document which is one of the sectors that UKTI is actively marketing to an international audience of decision makers and buyers (international Governments, urban authorities and international companies).  The document aims to showcase UK skills, expertise, capabilities and innovation within this sector and therefore CL:AIRE would like to hear from UK companies who have exemplar case studies that they are willing to share that fall into the following categories:

  • Sustainable Development – planning and development approach to reuse of contaminated sites
  • Innovation in site investigation and risk assessment process;
  • Innovation in soil and groundwater remediation processes and technologies;
  • Innovation in site monitoring techniques
  • Soil and excavated material recycling processes;
  • Verification process - avoiding wasted resources and re-contamination problems;
  • Due diligence and removing blight;
  • Financial and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Spill Response – preventing new contamination
  • Soil Treatment Facilities
  • Use of Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice (DoWCoP);
  • Sustainable reuse of land – using SuRF-UK framework;
  • Asbestos in Soil;
  • Multi stakeholder catchment scale management approach


Initially, please send an email to Jessica Sandhu (
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by 19th December 2013 confirming that you have a case study that you would like considered and provide the following information on your case study:

  • Short outline which category the case study fits (from list above)
  • Short description (100 words)
  • Location within UK eg North/South/East/West England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • Why is it an exemplar case study/what is innovative? (100 words)
  • Is there potential to export the approach/technology overseas?
  • Are photographs available?
  • Do you own the copyright to the photographs?
  • Your contact details

 

Expert Panel Update

The Contaminated Land Expert Panel set up by Defra following publication of the revised Contaminated Land Statutory Guidance in April 2012, to support Local Authorities in making decisions on whether land is or is not contaminated, has now met on two occasions to discuss two separate cases. Each case has been presented by the Local Authority and the Expert Panel has discussed the site in detail and provided verbal and written feedback.  The panel aim to meet on a monthly basis if there are sufficient cases to review and are looking to publish a short general lessons paper that can be shared with Local Authorities (and the wider industry) from the two cases that have been reviewed so far to help with determinations.

The panel currently have two more sites to look at in December and expect to publish case studies following consideration of these sites.  Further information on the role of the expert panel can be found here>>>

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Corporate Members:

Technical Members:

A L P Ambrose Minerals
ALUN Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd
Arcadis

Arup

Atkins

Babcock

BAE Systems Properties Ltd
Beech Consultants
BIOGENIE
Biosoil
Bone Environmental Consultant
Caerphilly County Borough Council
Cavendish Nuclear
CH2M Hill
Cranfield University
CRB Environmental Ltd
Crossfield Consulting Ltd
Deep Soil Mixing Ltd
DETS Ltd
DWL Environmental Ltd
Ecologia
The Environmental Protection Group Ltd (EPG)
Environmental Scientifics Group
ENVIRON UK Ltd
EnviroSurveying Ltd
Firth Consultants Ltd
Foot Anstey LLP
Geo2 Remediation Ltd
Geo-Environmental Services
Geosyntec
Grontmij
Ground-Gas Solutions Ltd
Hazardous Waste Management
HBR Limited
H Fraser Consulting Ltd
The Hub
Hydrock
HYDROGEO Ltd
Kalex Limited
LBH WEMBLEY Geotechnical & Environmental 
Listers Geotechnical Consultants Ltd
Lithos Consulting
McAuliffe Civil Engineering
MDK Environmental Ltd
Mott MacDonald Ltd
Opus International Consultants Ltd
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Paulex Environmental 
Pegasis UK
Peroxychem Environmental Solutions
Peter Brett Associates
r3 environmental technology ltd
RAW Group
Regenesis
Residential & Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO)
Rodgers Leask
Rolton Group
Roundhay Environmental Consulting Limited
RPS
RSK Group
Rural Arisings
SEnSe Associates
Soilfix
Soilutions Ltd
Southern Testing
Stephenson Harwood
The Sirius Group
Tamdown Group Ltd
T & P Regeneration Ltd
trm
Universite de Liege
University of Birmingham
University of Sheffield
University of York
URS Infrastructure & Environment
VHE Construction Plc
Wardell Armstrong
Ward Homes
Waterman Energy, Environment & Design Ltd
WorleyParsons
WSP Group
WYG


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