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  • Triad expedites brownfields redevelopment in Fairbanks

    The Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) used Triad in 2006-2007 to assess environmental conditions at a municipal property along the Chena River in Fairbanks, AK. FNSB accelerated the site investigation as part of a brownfields assessment grant received from the U.S. EPA in 2005. Low-level contamination had been identified onsite in past investigations, but its extent and impact on future ...

  • Turning brownfield land into a successful green space

    Regenerating derelict land into green space is a popular land use policy, but it is not always considered successful. Recent research examines six case studies and concludes that evaluations of greening projects tend to ignore social and environmental impacts. More continuous and focused monitoring is needed. The urban environment is an important area of EU land policy and is the subject of one ...

  • Brownfield remediation combined with sustainable heating and cooling of buildings

    Pioneering methods used in the Netherlands combine remediation of brownfield sites with the use of groundwater for heat cold storage (HCS, or ATES: Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage) to achieve both low-cost remediation and sustainable use of energy. A new study demonstrates how HCS can be used to help decontaminate groundwater on brownfield sites. In recent years, there has been a major increase ...

  • Brownfield Organization recognizes Hyder Consulting and REGENESIS with two Coveted Remediation Awards

    Hyder Consulting and REGENESIS Remediation Technologies were pleased   with the recent recognition received at the prestigious Brownfield Briefing Awards held in late October. Together they teamed on a challenging, in-situ bioremediation project which received two coveted industry awards: ‘Best In-Situ Remedial Treatment’ and ‘Best Project Closure/Verification ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Opex not capex for portable gas analysers on contaminated land and brownfield sites

    The CIRIA compliant GA5000 portable landfill and contaminated land gas analyser can now be leased from Geotech, providing an ideal solution for consultants carrying out ground gas investigations on contaminated land and brownfield sites. Ground gas investigations are typically undertaken as ...


    By Geotech

  • EPA announces $399,978 in Brownfields support for Idaho tribal communities

    Two re-development projects on tribal lands in Idaho will receive a total of $399,978 in Brownfields funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Quickly approaching its 20th anniversary, EPA’s Brownfields Program encourages cleanup and redevelopment of America’s estimated 450,000 Brownfields sites. “Brownfields grants are catalysts for communities,” said Dennis ...

  • PSE&G`s Linden Solar Farm Turns a Brownfield Green

    Once unusable land will be home to more than 11,000 solar panels; all PSE&G electric customers will benefit from clean electricity when solar farm is completed this year LINDEN, N.J. - Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is marking construction of its Linden Solar Farm on the doorstep of PSEG's Linden Generating Station. The 3.2-megawatt facility is one ...

  • Chairman of Environment Agency in the UK calls for risk-based sustainable approaches to brownfield cleanup

    In a keynote address to a congress of environmental industry leaders in the UK, Lord Chris Smith of Finsbury, Chairman of the Environment Agency, stressed the importance of groundwater resources and the use of advanced sustainable remediation technologies. “Cleanups are vital to protecting water resources,” the British environmental leader said, “and the cleanup and reuse of former industrial ...


    By REGENESIS

  • A week`s work in seconds: Saving time, improving quality in gas analysis on landfill and brownfield sites

    Instant accurate data download or a week of manual data input? That is the choice facing technicians with numerous borehole gas analysis data sets. Those with data download will not wish go back to keying in endless datasets from manual notes with its risk for data entry errors. For technicians using Geotech’s latest Gas Analyser Manager software (GAMS), those days have gone. With one or ...


    By Geotech

  • EPA awards $317,000 for Brownfields job training and urban water protection grants in Rhode Island

    EPA is providing a total of $317,000 to three Rhode Island organizations.  One grant will provide job training for environmental work, and two grants will help address urban water quality issues, all of which will contribute to cleaner, healthier communities. Groundwork Providence, Brownfield Job Training Grant, $200,000 Under EPA’s Brownfields “Environmental ...

  • LDA & HCA launch London brownfield database pilot to transform land redevelopment process

    Land redevelopment opportunities, including new homes, in London are set to be transformed, thanks to a new freely available online tool, launched this week by the London Development Agency (LDA) and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). Open to all, the London Brownfield Sites Database is the country's most comprehensive database of land available for redevelopment. This is accompanied by a ...

  • EPA Awards $400,000 to Central Florida Regional Planning Council to Help Cleanup and Reuse Brownfields Sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it plans to award the Central Florida Regional Planning Council (CFRPC) with brownfield grants for new investments to provide funding necessary to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and create jobs while protecting human health. “Not only are these funds protecting the environment and public ...

  • CMT simplifies Vapor intrusion monitoring

    Vapor intrusion refers to the movement of volatile chemicals from the subsurface into the indoor air of overlying buildings. The most common source is groundwater or soil contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs emit vapors that migrate into pore spaces of the soil and upward into the overlying environment. Generally, vapors enter buildings through cracks and openings in the ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • New ground gas monitor provides continuous data

    Ion Science introduce GasClam, the first gas monitor to give continuous, unmanned ground-gas data collection. Its ability to log long-term, real trend information is a revolution in gas management and risk prediction allowing informed decisions to be made on accurate, reliable data. As more landfill gas to energy projects are undertaken, GasClam becomes an indispensible tool in evaluating gas ...


    By Ion Science

  • CMT for high resolution vapor intrusion monitoring

    Background Vapor intrusion refers to the movement of volatile chemicals from the subsurface into the indoor air of overlying buildings. The most common source is groundwater or soil contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs emit vapors that migrate into pore spaces of the soil and upward into the overlying environment. Generally, vapors enter buildings through cracks and ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • How to Set Up a Perimeter Monitoring Kit

    It’s that time of year again: construction season!  Which means perimeter monitoring has again become necessary to measure worker exposures to noise, dust, gas emissions, and provide documentation that you’ve implemented procedures to keep the surrounding community safe from these issues. RAECO Rents perimeter ...


    By Raeco Rents

  • 4 Air quality monitoring stations for ENI Group, Italy

    Each of the stations include analyzers for the real time monitoring of pollutants such as NOX, SO2, CO, O3, COT, Hg, meteo sensors and DAS (data acquisition system), including the global service for 5 years. Our Italian subsidiary, Environnement Italia Spa in cooperation with LABANALYSIS, one of the biggest Italian chemical Laboratory, win a tender for 5 years of Ambient air quaity analysis in ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • EPA Provides $331,000 Loan to Remove 100 Tons of Contaminated Soil in Rochester, New York

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing a $331,000 low-interest loan to the City of Rochester, New York to clean up abandoned and contaminated properties. The funding is being awarded under the EPA’s brownfields program, which helps communities assess, clean up, and reuse properties at which moderate contamination threatens environmental quality and public health and can ...

  • EPA announces US$55m for contaminated land clean up and local job creation

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced this week that $55 million in supplemental funding is being awarded for cleanup efforts at contaminated sites known as brownfields. The funds provide revolving loans and subgrants to help communities carry out cleanup activities, redevelopment projects, and create jobs for people living near brownfields sites. Of the $55 ...

  • Policies to limit urban sprawl compared

    There is a growing demand for new settlements in and around urban areas due to social, economic and population factors. However, this can lead to the loss of agricultural land and green spaces that provide essential ecosystem services and contribute to the wellbeing of local people. Several countries, such as the UK and Germany, have attempted to limit the growth of urban areas by encouraging the ...

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