CL:AIRE's charitable remit is to encourage discussion and debate of important issues in the world of sustainable remediation. If you would like to submit an article on the latest developments in your field, or have an idea for a topic you would like CL:AIRE to cover, please email
All articles are reviewed in-house to ensure quality and independence.
CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that Phase 3 of Sustainable Remediation Forum-UK work is soon to begin after securing funding from Shell Global Solutions (UK) and National Grid Property. Phase 3 builds further on the development of knowledge and will include the publication of a series of case studies using the framework, developing guidance for assessors to help them undertake simple qualitative (Tier 1) assessments, and develop guidance on generic best management practices that can be applied to remediation projects. These will all be undertaken using stakeholder workshops to ensure continued SuRF-UK engagement with the whole of the industry. Finally, webinars will also be hosted with presentations of the published case studies and dissemination of the new guidance once it is published. Phase 3 is supported for 12 months starting in August 2012. If you have been using the framework and have a case study that you would like to share with CL:AIRE, please get in touch with
read more' tab information, whilst comprehensive information about the Sustainable Remediation Forum-UK can be found at www.claire.co.uk/surfuk.
The meeting notes from the second Joint Industry Working Group meeting held on May 29th 2012 have now been finalised and uploaded onto the dedicated project website www.claire.co.uk/asbestos and can also be downloaded directly here>>. More details can be found from the 'read more' tab.
IMaHg is a SNOWMAN 3rd call project which aims at providing enhanced knowledge in mercury fate and transport to improve management of mercury contaminated land. In the context of this project, the IMaHg team - the BRGM (French Geological Survey), SGI (Swedish Geological Institute), CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: Application in Real Environments, UK) and SCK-CEN (Belgian Nuclear Research Centre) - has the pleasure to launch a European survey on Hg contaminated land management. The IMaHg survey targets a wide range of contaminated land practitioners, including service providers (contractors, consultants, research institutes), problem owners and regulators, who wish to share their experience in Hg contaminated land management. The downloadable survey is to be e-mailed back to the project team at
IMaHg Survey here>>> by the 15th of September 2012. The results of the consultation will be sent to each participant.
The University of Cambridge would like to invite you to participate in a survey study of sustainable remediation. The study aims at better understanding decision making processes in the remediation of contaminated soil, groundwater, and sediment. This survey is being sent to contaminated site owners, regulators, consultants, contractors, etc. in the United States, the United Kingdom and China. Participation in the survey is voluntary.
In exchange for your participation, we will provide you with a summary of the survey results. The survey result summary will shed light on the viewpoints of various stakeholders regarding the adoption of sustainability in remediation practices, thus enabling participants to learn how their responses compare to others. If you wish us to send you the aggregated results of the survey, please provide your contact information at the end of the questionnaire.
All data will be kept strictly confidential. Your responses will not be accessed by a third party. Our report and analysis will be based only on anonymous aggregated results. The survey should take about 15~20 minutes to complete. If you have any questions, please contact the researcher
CL:AIRE is pleased to report that the Remediation Technologies eLearning Suite 2012, has enjoyed a successful first three months since being released to the industry. The learning suite is fully interactive and provides training on key aspects of undertaking options appraisals and selecting, designing, implementing and verifying different remediation technologies. The suite has been developed in association with the Environment Agency and leading industry experts and is aimed at foundation and intermediate level.The 10 courses comprise the following subjects:Options Appraisal, Monitored Natural Attenuation, Permeable Reactive Barriers, Air Sparging/Soil Vapour Extraction, Ex-situ Bioremediation, Chemical Oxidation, Stabilisation/Solidifcation, In-situ Bioremediation, Soil Washing, In-situ and Ex-situ Thermal Desorption.
The British Consulate General in São Paulo and UK Trade & Investment are supporting the VIII International Seminar of Remediation and Redevelopment of Contaminated Sites Conference taking place in São Paulo, Brazil, in late October. The event organisers would like our help to promote the event and most important of all invite UK companies to submit their abstracts by 30th June 2012. Submissions should not exceed one A4 page and full instructions are provided here>>.
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