soil remediation legislation 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 - ...

  • Soil management in China and the EU

    Following rapid urbanisation, management of contaminated soil has become a political priority in China. In this study, researchers reviewed the current system in China as compared to Europe and provide recommendations for the sustainable management of soil. China’s rapid economic growth, and the accompanied urbanisation, has come at a considerable cost to the environment. In the late 1990s, ...

  • Lawmakers want Corps, not EPA, to remediate landfill

    Four members of Missouri's congressional delegation on Thursday called for the Army Corps of Engineers to take over remediation of the West Lake Landfill site in St. Louis County, saying the Environmental Protection Agency is moving too slowly in addressing concerns about nuclear contamination. Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill and Reps. Ann Wagner and William Lacy Clay introduced legislation ...


    By Associated Press

  • Remediation industry shows innovation and resilience in recession

    Despite the ongoing financial crisis and several companies in the sector being affected by buy-outs, the number of entries for the fifth Remediation Innovation Awards exceeded expectations. Special guest speaker for the evening was Huw Irranca-Davies, Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs at DEFRA. The minister used the awards as an opportunity to announce ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • MEPs take aim at EU soil directive

    The European parliament's rapporteur on a draft EU framework soil directive is proposing a significant softening of the European commission's proposals. Spanish centre-right MEP Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines told the parliament's environment committee on Tuesday that a 'complete change' to the law is needed to give EU countries more flexibility in meeting its objectives. Under her plans an ...

  • Euro MPs move forward on soil protection directive

    The European Parliament yesterday adopted its first-reading report on the first EU directive on soil protection. Among the key points adopted by MEPs is the setting up of public inventories of contaminated sites within the EU and the need for Member States to draw up remediation strategies. MEPs reinstate a list of potentially soil polluting activities. Member States will be allowed some ...


    By European Parliament

  • SONIC INTRODUCES ITS PCB REMEDIATION AND DESTRUCTION PROCESS TO THE JAPANESE MARKET

    VANCOUVER, CANADA - Adam Sumel, President and CEO of Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV.TSX Venture) announced that the Company last week participated in a trade delegation to WASTEC 2004 in Tokyo, Japan where Sonic introduced its proprietary Sonoprocess for the remediation of PCB contaminated soil. ...


  • Sonic Introduces its PCB Remediation and Destruction Process to The Japanese Market

    Untitled Document Adam Sumel, President and CEO of Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV.TSX Venture) announced that the Company last week participated in a trade delegation to WASTEC 2004 ...


  • Arcadis awarded US$10m site remediation contract for US Army

    Arcadis, the international consultancy, design, engineering and management services company has announced the award of a performance-based environmental remediation services contract with a value of almost $10 million under the GRiP® program for the Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RAAP), by the US Army Environmental Command (USAEC). RAAP is located 40 miles west of Roanoke, Virginia with a primary ...


    By Arcadis

  • China Outlines Environmental Action in ‘War’ on Air, Water and Soil Pollution

    China's Premier Li Keqiang pledged that the country would take stronger measures over the coming year to reduce and control air, water and soil pollution, speaking in his annual address at the opening of the National People's Congress (NPC) meetings in Beijing. Li said China would “declare war” on pollution, and would raise energy efficiency, reduce vehicle emissions and prevent and ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Q&A about national general survey on soil contamination in China

    MEP and MLR announced the report on the national general survey on soil contamination today, and the survey results showed the general condition of the soil environment across the country not optimistic; some areas are suffering from bad soil pollution, the environmental quality of the arable land is worrying, and there are pressing soil environmental problems in industrial and mining deserted ...

  • EPA selects Black & Veatch for US$150 million contract to remediate contaminated sites in eight southeastern states

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 4 has awarded Black & Veatch a remedial action contract for up to 10 years and US$150 million. The contract enables the company to continue critical contaminated site remediation work in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina. “Past industrial or agricultural development practices ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Restoration Environmental Contractors-REC Demolition-REC Disaster successfully completes 9,000 asbestos, demolition, lead, mould/mold and environmental remediation projects

    Since 1989, Restoration Consultants - Restoration Environmental Contractors - REC Demolition has successfully completed over 9,000 environmental remediation, Asbestos, Lead, Mold and Demolition projects throughout Canada, specializing in GREEN - LEED demolition and environmental remediation projects. We provide remediation options tailor-made for each project from the start, whether they are ...

  • New York Landlords Required by Law to Notify Tenants of Indoor Air Contamination due to Soil Vapor Intrusion

    In 2008, the governor of New York signed new legislation that added a section to the Environmental Conservation Law.  It requires property owners and owner agents to notify their tenants and occupants of any test results related to indoor air contamination associated with soil vapor intrusion. The New York law applies to both residential and non-residential properties. According to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ESD Waste2Water Builds Customized Tube Settler Clarifier for Environmental Cleanup Project

    ESD Waste2Water, Inc. is proud to have partnered with a major utility provider on an environmental cleanup project involving dredging contaminated silt from a small section of New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts. The harbor is contaminated with a byproduct consisting primarily of coal tar. New Bedford is only one city, among thousands of ...


    By ESD Waste2Water, Inc.

  • Environment: Commission takes Romania to Court over toxic tailing pond

    The European Commission is taking Romania to Court for a failure to comply with EU legislation on mining waste (i.e. waste resulting from the extraction, treatment and storage of mineral resources and the working of quarries). The case concerns the Boșneag pond, a 102-hectare tailing pond that holds waste extracted from copper and zinc mines in Moldova Noua, ...

  • Federal contaminated sites – the problem that won’t go away

    Thousands of abandoned industrial and military sites across Canada owned by the federal government, contain soils contaminated with PCBs, hydrocarbons, asbestos and heavy metals. Although remediation of these sites has been declared a key federal priority, the number of such sites in Canada remains surprisingly high and the rate of remediation of these sites remains low. Across Canada, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Putting a green cap on garbage dumps

    Landfill sites produce the greenhouse gases, methane and carbon dioxide, as putrescible waste decays. Growing plants and trees on top of a landfill, a process known as 'Phytocapping', could reduce the production and release of these gases, according to Australian scientists writing in a forthcoming issue of International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management. Despite legislative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environment: Commission takes Spain to Court over non-compliant landfills and high-speed rail link

    The European Commission is taking Spain to Court for two (unrelated) breaches of environment legislation. The first concerns poor waste management: despite earlier warnings from the Commission, numerous Spanish landfills are still operating in breach of EU landfill legislation. The second case contains a planned rail link between Seville and Almeria, for which no adequate environmental ...


    By Europa Press Room

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