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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>>>

IMaHg Mercury Workshop - Slides Available

The SNOWMAN-funded IMaHg project results were presented on the 29th November at the IMaHg final on-line workshop which connected national meeting rooms in Sweden, England, The Netherlands, Belgium and France.  Following the success of the workshop, a pdf of the presentation slides is now available to download here>>>

NanoRem Website Launched

The Nanotechnology for contaminated land Remediation (NanoRem) project funded through the 7th framework funding programme is delighted to announce that the project website has now been launched

The website currently describes the projects aims, the different work packages and the partners involved.  The news section highlights items of news published by the NanoRem project so far along with signposting readers to articles relating to nanoremediation that may be of interest.

As the project develops, the website will be populated with project updates and links to interesting articles published by NanoRem partners.

SuRF International Minutes Available

The latest SuRF international and partners minutes from the meeting held on 17th October 2013 have now been uploaded onto the dedicated web page and can be accessed by clicking here>>>



Land Forum Minutes Available

The latest Land Forum minutes from the meeting held on 24th September 2013 have now been uploaded onto the dedicated part of the CL:AIRE website and can be downloaded here>>>



SAVE A DATE: CL:AIRE Members Networking Event

24th March 2014 - CL:AIRE Members Networking Event.

Once again, CL:AIRE will be running a series of evening networking events in the new year. These provide an informal opportunity to get together and discuss relevant topics over a drink or two.

CL:AIRE wishes to extend free invitations to these events to all CL:AIRE Members and Qualified Persons. The March event will be in London; please hold the date and look out for more info in the new year.

SAVE A DATE: Sustainable Remediation 2014 Conference - Call for Abstracts

The 3rd international conference on Sustainable Remediation is to be held on 17th -19th September 2014 in Ferrara, Italy and is being hosted by the Sustainable Remediation Forum, Italy.

The conference will be soon open to receive abstracts.  You are invited to present your scientific findings, policy concepts and practical experiences on sustainable remediation by lecture or poster.

Details about the conference and how to submit an abstract can be found here>>>

Closing date for abstract submission is 25th April, 2014.

CL:AIRE November Membership Update

CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that Cuddy Group has joined as a new Corporate Member and Biosoil & Universite de Liege as new Technical Members.

In addition, BAE Systems Properties Ltd, and Hazardous Waste Management Ltd (HWM Group) have renewed their Technical Membership for 2013/14.

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Technical Members:

A L P Ambrose Minerals
ALUN Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd




BAE Systems Properties Ltd
BAM Nuttall
Beech Consultants
Bone Environmental Consultant
British Solar Renewables
BT O'Sullivan Construction Solution Ltd
Caerphilly County Borough Council
Cavendish Nuclear
CH2M Hill
Cranfield University
CRB Environmental Ltd
Crossfield Consulting Ltd
Darlow Lloyd & Sons Ltd
Deep Soil Mixing Ltd
Dunton Environmental
DWL Environmental Ltd
The Environmental Protection Group Ltd (EPG)
Environmental Scientifics Group
EnviroSurveying Ltd
Firth Consultants Ltd
Foot Anstey LLP
Geo2 Remediation Ltd
Geo-Environmental Services
Ground-Gas Solutions Ltd
Hazardous Waste Management
HBR Limited
H Fraser Consulting Ltd
The Hub
Hyder Consulting 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
Residential & Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO)
Rodgers Leask
Rolton Group
Roundhay Environmental Consulting Limited
RSK Group
Rural Arisings
SEnSe Associates
Soilutions Ltd
Southern Testing
Stephenson Harwood
The Sirius Group
Tamdown Group Ltd
T & P Regeneration Ltd
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
WSP Group

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