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  • Environmental risks of urban creep

    A recent study published in the Water and Environment Journal has shown that permeable hardstanding solutions should be promoted through legislation, education and incentives. With the aim of supporting any proposed changes to Scottish building regulations, the authors investigated the impact of hardstanding on flood risk and water quality. Urban development generally leads to an increase in ...


  • Environmental Site Assessment

    A revision of ASTM E1527, Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process, has been issued; it clarifies language and strengthens the report that results from following the standard. E1527 guides those assessing the environmental condition of commercial real estate and identifies ...


    By ASTM International

  • New guidance on reducing fire risk at waste sites published

    CIWM welcomes the new guidance for waste and recycling sites which has been issued today by the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum, to provide site operators with the information and standards they need to reduce fire risk. The guidance entitled 'Reducing fire risk at waste management sites' aims to provide advice and standards for the waste and recycling sector ...

  • EA publishes guidance on hydrogeological risk assessment for landfill sites

    The Environment Agency (EA) has published revised guidance on the requirements for hydrogeological risk assessment for landfills and the setting of groundwater Control Levels and Compliance Limits. This is part of a series of technical guidance documents that aim to support landfill operators and advisors to comply with Environmental Permits. Following a series of legislative changes relating to ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Mesothelioma risk inspires environmental emergency declaration

    According to a press release issued by the Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet, an environmental emergency has been declared in Carlisle County for a demolition site near Arlington, Kentucky. The property, located at KY 51 North, is a former electroplating facility that was known as Deena Products, which manufactured lamp fixtures. The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of ...


  • EPA finalizes Human Health Risk Assessment for Libby Asbestos Superfund site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced release of the final human health risk assessment specific to the Libby Asbestos Superfund site. EPA completed its rigorous scientific review of toxicity values and a draft risk assessment in December 2014. Comments received during a public comment period for a proposed cleanup decision did not change the agency’s ultimate ...

  • Leicester Flood Risk Management Scheme site investigations underway

    The Environment Agency is beginning work with Leicester City Council on a new plan to reduce flood risk in Leicester. This follows additional funding released by the Government after last winter’s floods. As part of the project, the Environment Agency will begin a four week programme of exploratory ground investigations early in January. A significant area of Leicester is at risk of ...

  • New tool to assess the environmental impact of landfill sites

    A fast and reliable method to measure the environmental impact of landfill sites has been developed by researchers. Analysis of the chemical composition of gas emissions and water leaching from sites provides a detailed picture of the extent of environmental pollution around landfill sites. Such monitoring is essential in order to manage risks to human health and natural resources. Despite the ...

  • Freescale Semiconductor Implements Enviance’s Environmental ERP Solution to Reduce Environmental Risk

    Freescale Replaces Client Server Software with Enviance to Achieve Greater Emissions Awareness and Flexibility to Manage Growing Environmental Priorities CARLSBAD, Calif. - Enviance, Inc., a global provider of Environmental ERP solutions that measure, manage, report and reduce environmental and regulatory risks, announced today that Freescale Semiconductor has ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • New controls recommended to reduce environmental risks of human pharmaceuticals

    Controls on pharmaceutical production in the EU should be changed to guard against the spread of antibiotic resistance, protect wildlife and improve transparency in the industry, a team of scientists from Sweden and the UK recommends. The scientists propose 10 changes to the environmental risk assessment (ERA) of pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceuticals pose a range of risks to the environment. These ...

  • Increase understanding to reduce risk

    The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) announces the Select Site course, Consumables and Garments, to be held June 17-18, 2009, in Burbank, California. Included with the course will be a copy of IEST-RP-CC003.3, IEST-RP-CC004.3, and IEST-RP-CC005.2. A cleanroom environment represents a significant investment in the protection of the products produced. Employees who work in ...

  • Shaw Successfully Mitigating Environmental Impacts at Nuclear Site in Japan

    The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) today announced that support services contracted by its subsidiary, Shaw Global Services, LLC, are performing as designed to help recovery at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan. After a tsunami and earthquake hit Japan in March, the Toshiba Corp. led Shaw, Babcock & Wilcox, Westinghouse and Exelon Nuclear ...


  • New Survey Reveals One In Four Commercial Properties Exposed To Environmental Risk

    One in four commercial properties in the UK’s largest cities face exposure to potential environmental risks and possible loss in land and property values according to a recent survey from the UK’s leading provider of digital mapping and land data intelligence, Landmark Information Group. The survey, which analysed the incidence of major categories of potential environmental risk within 100 ...


    By Landmark Information Group

  • Combating the hazards of waste: New strategies to fight health, environmental risks

    Some 3.5 billion people, or half of the world’s population, are without access to crucial waste management services, posing significant environmental and health hazards and harming economies. This staggering statistic is the baseline for a new document released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) today. The ...

  • Combating the hazards of waste: New strategies to fight health, environmental risks

    Some 3.5 billion people, or half of the world’s population, are without access to crucial waste management services, posing significant environmental and health hazards and harming economies. This staggering statistic is the baseline for a new document released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) today. The ...

  • Mapping pesticide contamination risk

    A new computerised tool helps regulators identify water sources at risk of pesticide contamination. The tool can be used to produce maps indicating water bodies at risk of contamination by taking into account: adjacent land-use, the concentration of pesticides in the environment and biological indicators of contamination. Protection of water resources is a key priority for the EU and water bodies ...

  • New Microbiological and Environmental Monitoring System Cuts Risk for Batch Rejection

    VelQuest Corporation, world leader in lab execution systems for the pharmaceutical industry, today introduced a new paperless microbiological environmental monitoring system for manufacturers in life science industries. SmartLab EM™ was developed in collaboration with quality control personnel at top ...


  • Environmental Risk Innovations, LLC Announces Key Hire – Bill McGuinness

    Environmental Risk Innovations, LLC (ERI) is pleased to announce the recent hire of Bill McGuinness as a sign of the company's continued commitment to expand its environmental risk management services.  Mr. McGuinness possesses over 25 years of experience in the environmental consulting field and will serve as ERI's Hydrogeologist and Environmental Risk Scientist. Prior to joining ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

  • Latest Revision to ASTM Environmental Site Assessment Standard Utilized in EPA Final Rule - E1527 Describes Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Process

    On Dec. 30, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a final rule that utilizes the latest version of ASTM International standard E1527-13, Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process, in the performance of “all appropriate inquiries” when conducting environmental site assessments. ...


    By ASTM International

  • Changes Coming to Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in Puerto Rico

    This past fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule with changes to site assessment standards that will go into effect October 6th, 2015.  The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard E1527-05 will be replaced with ASTM E1527-13.   People potentially affected by this action are those who perform all appropriate inquiries, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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