site environmental risk Articles

  • Environmental Insurance: Finding a Good Tailor

     An article by this author in the December 1999 issue of Brownfield News analyzed two new environmental insurance products, the cleanup cost cap and pollution liability policies, which have proven to be key factors in the success of some contaminated property transactions. The article explained that, to achieve this success, environmental insurance experts need to tailor the policy to the ...

  • Four-year review of a hydrogeological risk assessment for an active landfill

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Cambridgeshire, UK Services: Hydrogeological Risk Assessment, compilation and assessment of monitoring data Issues: Potential risk to groundwater, trigger level compliance Summary: ESI undertook the 4-yearly Hydrogeological Risk Assessment review for the ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • The wreck of the MV Rena – culture, risk and resilience in IA

    The wreck of the MV Rena and the subsequent resource consent processes, to enable the dumping and discharging of contaminants through abandoning the remnants of the wreck, created considerable division in the Bay of Plenty region, especially within iwi. Much of this conflict related to the nature of the effects, their monitoring and mitigation. The Rena case provides useful lessons for the impact ...

  • Proactive logistics risk management – a system dynamics modelling approach

    The relationships among organisations, suppliers as well as customers have resulted in complex logistics networks and have led to an increased set of risks that need to be managed in multi-site, multi-partner projects. In this article, a framework is built which incorporates both scientific and industrial feedback gathered. A system dynamics approach is utilised which simulates several risks ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Site Closure Strategies: Reducing Remediation Liabilities & Costs

    Industrial companies face the daunting task of managing investigations and clean-ups at thousands of contaminated properties. In staying abreast of new technology and ever-evolving regulatory programs, companies must address many challenges involving regulations, technologies, and expenses. To successfully manage the costs and risks for each project, it is important to: 1) Focus on the ultimate ...


    By AECOM

  • Ecological risk assessment of boreal sediments affected by metal mining: Metal geochemistry, seasonality, and comparison of several risk assessment methods

    The mining industry is a common source of environmental metal emissions, which cause long‐lasting effects in aquatic ecosystems. Metal risk assessment is challenging due to variations in metal distribution, speciation, and bioavailability. Therefore, seasonal effects must be better understood, especially in boreal regions in which seasonal changes are large. We sampled 4 Finnish lakes and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • EPA Revises Minimum Risk Pesticide Exemption Regulations

    The final rule revising the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations governing the minimum risk pesticide exemption from pesticide registration requirements was published in the Federal Register on December 28, 2015. The revisions include codifying the inert ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Case study - World`s largest remediation site

    Overview Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport, the world's busiest airport in 1997, became the world's largest remediation site once it was closed. When the airport was decommissioned in 1999 in favor of the new Chek Lap Kok Airport, the government planned to rapidly clean up the site for commercial and residential development. After many years of soil penetration by various ...

  • Veolia environmental services case study

    Driving process efficiency for Veolia Veolia Environmental Services is the UK’s leading waste management company. They provide a range of key services to over a third of the UK population through approximately 130 Local Authorities across the UK. With almost 12,500 employees operating in a network of sites across the UK, Veolia Environmental Services is committed to the highest ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • Public policies for contaminated site cleanup: evidence from a survey of the Italian public

    Cleaning up contaminated sites is currently considered one of the most important environmental policy priorities in many countries. Remediation of contaminated sites is attractive because it reduces risks to human health and ecological systems, and brings a host of potential social and economic benefits. Public programmes are deemed necessary by the law and in practice to address contamination at ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Study: Arjo Wiggins Factory Site, North Hykeham

    In January 2000, Blackwell were appointed as the main contractor for the remediation of an industrial site in Lincolnshire. The site was formerly used in the manufacture of thermal papers, had become contaminated with metalliferous mercy, zinc and asbestos. Site remediation was primarily driven by high ground water vulnerability. Following a comprehensive option study, volume reduction by Soils ...

  • CLARA risk screening tool for local authorities; part IIA prioritisation

    Client: Conestoga Rovers & Associates Services: Scientific software development, data management, prioritisation service Summary: ESI was commissioned to develop a commercial version of CLARA compatible with ArcView 8.1 and to provide up to 5 years of customer support to local authorities.      ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Community Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment in the Context of Disaster Risk Reduction

    Indonesia is a country of multiple disasters. There are around 13 types of disaster that could occur at any time. More than 200 million of Indonesia’s inhabitants are exposed to the possibility of tsunami, with around 5 million living in tsunami-prone areas. Moreover, being located in the “Ring of Fire”, Indonesia also possesses about 400 volcanoes of which 100 are still active. ...


    By Wetlands International

  • GHS and its impact on supply chain risk management and compliance

    The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, or GHS — developed by a United Nations committee of experts — seeks to facilitate international trade through standardized classification and labeling of chemicals and to improve the overall clarity of available hazard information. Because of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) impending ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Pesticide Impact Rating Index – A Pesticide Risk Indicator for Water Quality

    Pesticide users, natural resource managers, regulators, government agencies and many others are concerned about the off-site impact of pesticides on the environment. Systematic methods of the assessment of potential risk of pesticides to environmental components can serve as valuable tools in decision making and policy formulation. Simple risk indicators have been developed which cover a range of ...


    By Springer

  • Pesticide Impact Rating Index - A Pesticide Risk Indicator for Water Quality

    Pesticide users, natural resource managers, regulators, government agencies and many others are concerned about the off-site impact of pesticides on the environment. Systematic methods of the assessment of potential risk of pesticides to environmental components can serve as valuable tools in decision making and policy formulation. Simple risk indicators have been developed which cover a range of ...


    By Springer

  • National Petroleum Reserve Site (Occidental Petroleum Co.) - case study

    Investigation, remediation, and closure activities Elk Hills, Central California The Summary We've helped establish a statistical methodology using soil data to evaluate and develop a site-specific background concentration for metals that are naturally occurring above screening criteria, but also may be present due to historical site ...


    By AlterEcho

  • Strategies for enhancing EH&S Regulatory Compliance and Reducing Risk

    With the advent of new federal and international environmental regulations and safety rules, perhaps more than ever before, risk professionals and insurance customers need visibility into the chemicals used at their sites. The environmental regulatory landscape has become increasingly complex in recent years, and companies that manufacture, transport, use, or sell potentially hazardous materials ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Collaboration Trumps competition for developers of water risk and stewardship tools

    This post is part of a series on World Water Week, an annual event designed to draw attention to and discuss global water issues. Read more posts in this series. This piece was co-authored by Anne-Leonore Boffi, Program Officer with the ...

  • Environmental damage: what to quantify, prevent and insure

    The Environmental Responsibility of the various economic agents operating in Spain has already been required for the last two years with the passing of Law 26/2007 of 26 October on Environmental Responsibility. Also, its partial development, as defined by Regulation 2090/2008 of 22 December, has helped to better know the environmental damages repair projects contents. Over the next year, one of ...

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