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Revised Version of BS 10175 Published

The amendment is consequential to the publication of BS 8576 and the planned revision of BS 5930.

The main changes are:


  • BS 8576 is made “normative” in BS 10175. All investigations for ground gas should be made in accordance with BS 8576. Detailed guidance has been removed from BS 10175 and replaced by references to BS 8576.
  • References to BS 5930 have been simplified so that they now refer to whatever version of BS 5930 is current. The changes will have no practical impact until a revised version of BS 5930 is published (this probably won’t be until 1915).
  • Annex I on the regulatory background is deleted and replaced by a reference to Annex A in BS 8576.
  • Annex E is also deleted – also replaced by a reference to BS 8576.

Copies of the amended version should be available from the BSI bookshop at a preferred rate for regulators as for the original version and BS 8576. If there are any difficulties in this respect please contact the Secretary of BS Committee EH4 Jessy Matthews (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).


NanoRem - First Newsletter Released

The four year research project funded through the European Commission FP7 called NanoRem (Nanotechnology for Contaminated Land Remediation) has recently released its first newsletter. The newsletter summarises the project's ambitious objectives and the work that each of the 11 work packages is undertaking.

To download a copy of the newsletter, please click here>>>

CL:AIRE Online Training Module Endorsed

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 Hosting Mercury Workshop in London

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 (

Please download the IMaHg final workshop event programme which includes presentation of IMaHg results, discussions of the results and working sessions (at the national meeting points) on further implementation of IMaHg outcomes. If you wish to participate in the event, download and fill in the registration form and send it back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further details on the IMaHg project are available here>>>

Site Search for CL:AIRE Research Project (RP25)

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.

If you have a suitable site please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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>>>

New CL:AIRE TDP Bulletin Available

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>>

CL:AIRE Annual Conference - Presentations Now Available

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)

An overview of the SuRF-UK Framework and sustainability indicators – Dr Richard Boyle (Homes & Communities Agency)>>>

SuRF-UK: Annex 1: “Indicators” - Professor Paul Bardos (r3 Environmental)>>>

SuRF-UK Phase 3:Sustainable Management Practices and Assessor’s Tier 1“Briefcase” Brian Bone (Bone Environmental Ltd)>>>

Case studies. A presentation of projects which have used the framework and provide first hand feedback -Madeira Oil Terminal: sustainability assessment of remedial option - Richard Bewley (URS)>>>

SuRF Assessment Case Study - Steve Edgar (Vertase FLI)>>>

Session 2 – Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice.

A review of this approach to excavated materials management. Facts and figures of use, savings, sustainability benefits achieved - Nicholas Willenbrock (CL:AIRE)>>>

An overview of plans and progress for version 3. Maintaining and improving high-standards - Ged Duckworth (GD Environmental Ltd)>>>

Taylor Wimpey - Reuse Programme - Ian Heasman (Taylor Wimpey)>>>

National Grid Property - Remediation of Four Sites in Northwest England - A Successfully Completed Multi-Site/Consultant Cluster Project - Allen Murray (Worley Parsons)>>>

Balfour Beatty - ‘Use of the Definition of Waste Code of Practice on Major Projects’ - Steve Phipps (Balfour Beatty)>>>

Lessons learnt - development of similar initiatives overseas – Ontario, Canada - Allan Durand (The Residential & Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario)>>>


Delegate list available to download here>>>

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CL:AIRE October Membership Update

CL:AIRE is delighted to announce The Hub as a new Technical Member.

In addition, Shell (Corporate) & Envirosurveying Ltd (Technical) have renewed their Membership for 2013.

SuRF International and Partners Update

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 publishes its first three case studies

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:

Case Study 1 - Sustainability Assessment: Shell Terminal Facility, Madeira>>>

Case Study 2 - Upper Heyford - Remediation Options Appraisal>>>

Case Study 3 - Helpston Contaminated Land Project>>>

SuRF-UK is keen to hear from others who have also followed the framework and would like to write their project up as a case study.  If you are interested, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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