remediation regulation News

  • New regulations loom for land remediation

    Could the remediation industry be facing another steep learning curve as regulators tackle legislation overload by bringing about a variety of new directives? The subject of land remediation has long been cloaked in confusion with contradictory regulations, confusion over permits and most legislation remaining open to interpretation. Recently some issues – such as the definition of waste - ...

  • The remediation industry waits for regulation to catch up

    The progress of brownfield development has been a chequered one. The government has made much of its desire to promote the use of such sites for new housing – setting targets and offering 150% tax relief as an incentive for developers to build on them. But a raft of conflicting legislation has led to widespread confusion over remediation, and with the latest call for more new housing, can ...

  • New hydrofracturing book published by NGWA Press

    An Introduction to Water Well Hydrofracturing: A Form of Well Development and Cleaning, was recently published by the Association under its NGWA Press label. Authored by Stuart A. Smith, CGWP, and Allen E. Comeskey, CPG, the book is an update of the text Smith authored in 1989 titled Manual of Hydraulic Fracturing for Well Stimulation and Geologic Studies. The new book discusses how ...

  • Sonic Wins Remediation Contract

    Vancouver, CANADA - Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV-TSX Venture Exchange) today announced that it has entered into a remediation contract to clean up a site in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) which has varying levels of Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) contamination. Sonic will carry out the remediation on-site, under contract to a national remediation company. The contract guarantees a ...


  • Council adopts biocides regulation

    The Council today adopted1 a regulation amending biocides regulation 528/2012/EU (PECOS 140/13). Biocides are chemicals used to suppress organisms that are harmful to human or animal health or that cause damage to natural or manufactured materials. Examples of biocidal products are insect repellents, disinfectants and industrial chemicals such as anti-fouling paints for ships and material ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Health and Safety Regulations in the Netherlands

    Due to EU regulations established in 1994, each country part of the union is required to incorporate laws that allows a national authority to oversee health and safety for its workers. It is mandatory for this authority or institution to consider the point of view of social partners in order to come to national ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Is there a need for tougher regulations of heavy metals?

    For close to a century one of the world’s largest smokestacks released lead, arsenic and other heavy metals across Washington’s Puget Sound. The smokestack and copper smelter have since been demolished, but after the company that had owned the mine was bought by a foreign corporation there were concerns across the state that taxpayers would be left to pay the bill to clean up the environmental ...


  • AECOM Remediation Experts Featured at Battelle International Remediation Conference

    With the theme of advancing bioremediation and applying green and sustainable practices in remediation, AECOM remediation scientists and engineers are being featured at the Third Battelle International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Miami, Florida, May 18-21 (booth 118). Battelle brings together scientists, engineers, regulators, site managers and ...


    By AECOM

  • The environmentally effective remediation of marine sediment

    31st July 2006: Following a series of successful trials around the world, Virotec’s patented technologies are set to penetrate the UK market to great environmental effect. Their innovative ViroSoil™ Technology has been shown to offer a viable and economic total treatment solution for contaminated marine sediment through the neutralisation of the acid generating capacity of the dredged ...


    By Clarity Authoring

  • Help for Florida Mold Assessor and Remediators

    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL January 4, 2011 - In compliance with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation definition for “Initial License By Grandfather”, the Indoor Environmental Air Quality Council (IEAQC) will be offering two final opportunities in Florida to become Certified as a Mold Assessor and/or Mold Remediator. ...


  • Risk-Based Remediation for Industrial Sites

    Contaminated manufacturing and industrial sites may now qualify for remediation using risk-based cleanup standards. The new rules are part of legislation passed in NC General Statutes N.C.G.S. 130A-310.65 to 310.77 and apply to groundwater remediation of sites regulated by the Inactive Hazardous Sites ...

  • New Remediation Biotechnology for NAPL Sites

    Carus Corporation and The Adventus Group form partnership to offer innovative RemOx® EC Stabilization Reagent technology PERU, IL  – Carus Corporation, the world’s largest and only domestic manufacturer of permanganates, and The Adventus Group, an international environmental biotechnology firm, announced their collaboration to introduce RemOx® EC Stabilization Reagent. Designed ...


  • EPA plans to regulate coal ash

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Coal combustion residuals, commonly known as coal ash, are byproducts of the combustion of coal at power plants and are disposed of in liquid form at large surface impoundments and in solid form at landfills. The residuals ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Solvay hails French soil remediation conference a success

    The 'Focused remedies for a well-managed remediation' conference was held in the Soda Ash plant at Dombasle, in which the Solution Unit Soil Remediation played an important role. Organised by SFGP, the French Society of Process Engineering,  GISFI, the French Scientific Interest Group, Industrial Brownfields, and CAPEMM, the Meurthe and Mosel Development Agency, its objectives were to promote ...


    By Solvay Soil Remediation

  • Call for Abstracts for the International Conference on Green Remediation

    The Environmental Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst and U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. Call for Abstracts for the International Conference on Green Remediation: Environment • Energy • Economics Deadline for Platform Presentations: Nov. 1, 2009. Abstracts will be accepted online at www.teiconferences.com beginning in ...

  • Local government regulation launch planning guides

    Local Government Regulation has published two guides, designed to cut through the wealth of environmental and planning jargon to provide officers with a clear overview of the key legislation that shapes the work of both professions. Local Government Regulation's 'Guide to Environmental Regulation' provides planning officers with an introduction to the aims, and links to the planning system, of ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Sonic Appoints Vice President Remediation Services

    Vancouver, CANADA - Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV-TSX Venture Exchange) announces the appointment of Mr. Larry Rodricks as Vice President of Remediation Services. In this role, Mr. Rodricks will assume responsibility for the growth and development of Sonic’s remediation business in Canada and the direct operations of the Company’s Environmental Services Division. Mr. Rodricks will be ...


  • Remediation Products, Inc. Launches RPI-Group

    Golden, CO - Remediation Products, Inc., the originator of the successful Trap & Treat® approach, announced Wednesday that it will form the RPI-Group, a consortium dedicated to disseminating the knowledge and procedures necessary for successful deployment of Trap & Treat® applications.  This groundbreaking consortium brings together a network of Approved Installers ...

  • NJDEP issuing remedial priority scores for contaminated sites

    Very shortly, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will be issuing letters to responsible parties containing a draft Remedial Priority Score (RPS) for their particular site. It is unclear how the rankings will be used, but the RPS system has been described as a tool to sort sites out for further discussion. The  ...

  • ENSR publishes new brownfields remediation manual

    ENSR has published a new Brownfields Remediation Manual that details current strategies for cost-effective remediation of brownfields. Brownfields are idle, unused or abandoned commercial and industrial properties in urban settings with a legacy of contaminated soil, sediments or groundwater. ENSR, part of AECOM, is a leading global environmental services provider. The new ENSR manual ...


    By AECOM

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