environmentally distressed properties Articles

  • Environmental Insurance: Tailored to Fit

     More sophisticated insurance tools are making it earier to protect your property Contaminated properties represent a huge investment opportunity, but much of it lies untapped because of environmental liability concerns. Anyone who buys property that is actually or potentially contaminated should consider it as a risk management option, and they should do so very early in the brownfield ...

  • Environmental Health & Safety Liability Assessment Systems

    An excerpt from the book, "Information Technology Solutions for EHS Professionals," by Thomas J. Morahan, Vice President of EHS Technology at InteGreyted, International ...


  • Brownfield remediation - Urban revitalization requires local groups to learn to identify brownfield sites and understand the liability issues and environmental concerns.

    Brownfields are defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as 'abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination.' Vacant industrial sites, gas stations, commercial buildings, and offices all fall under the heading of brownfields. Brownfields can be found in almost ...


  • RNLI Poole - Scarecrow Bio-Acoustic System installed at the RNLI in Poole

    Formed in 1824 by 'pulling together' the disparate sea rescue organisations based around the coast of Britain, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution is now one of the most efficient and highly respected bodies of its kind anywhere in the world. Such is its professionalism and profile that it is a complete surprise to many that it remains a publicly funded charity, staffed largely by volunteer ...


    By Scarecrow

  • Mold and the Re-use of Demolition Materials

    The presence of mold during construction, occupancy,or demolition of a building can have significant effects on a project’s cost, timing, and public perception. Mold is a type of fungus and is included in the same family as yeasts and mushrooms. Molds are naturally occurring microscopic organisms that are most often associated with damp, musty spaces like bathrooms, basements, and attics. Mold ...

  • Are the Government doing enough to protect communities from flooding?

    Despite it being the official start of British summer, many locations have continued to be hit by severe flooding in the last few weeks. Locations all over the UK have been struck by severe weather warnings, and many properties have been left damaged by the continued rainfall. Unfortunately this is not considered remarkable. The UK has already seen heavy flooding since the year started, following ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Beware of Birds - Bill Read looks at the dangers and consequences of birdstrikes and the steps that airports and airside safety providers are taking to reduce the risk

    At 9.15 am on 29 April 2007, a Thomson Fly Boeing 757-200 with 221 passengers on board took off from Manchester airport on a flight to Arrecife, Lanzarote. Seconds after the aircraft had left the ground, two birds were sucked into the aircraft's right engine causing a flameout and black smoke to issue from the Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 power plant. The pilot continued the takeoff on one engine and ...


    By Scarecrow

  • Building Resilient Cities

    A new dimension is taking root in the world of municipal infrastructure planning – the concept of resiliency. It’s not simply a case of hardening infrastructure to cope with infrequent shocks to the urban landscape wrought by extreme weather, flooding or widespread power outages. Some use the term ‘future proofing’. I prefer the concept of resiliency, because designing ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • How can lead be so crucial, but also so toxic?

    Why is everyone talking about lead? Not long ago, like so many historic buildings in the UK, a local parish church near to where I live had the lead stolen from its roof.  Sadly, this is not so unusual and all the more distressing in this case, both because it holds special memories as the church where my wife and I were married, and also because the lead was stolen during heavy ...

  • Oil Spill Eater II used on another shoreline spill in Estancia Philippines

    “A significant spill of heavy oil (bunker C type) occurred when Power Barge No. 103 ran aground at the shores of Estancia during the height of typhoon Haiyan. Between 21 and 23 November, environment experts from the Philippines Environmental Management Bureau visited the site of the oil spill together with a United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) environment expert, ...

  • Faecal sludge management - Malaysia Philippines

    1. Overview and key points Malaysia has been recognised to have adopted a good sanitation model through the use legislative reforms and implementation models. A firm set of guidelines along with clear knowledge on the role played by every stakeholder, especially that of developers whose responsibility it is to construct their own wastewater treatment, enabled an increase in sanitation coverage ...


    By IWA Publishing

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