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Last Build Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 09:33:08 GMT


Clean-up trial on former chemicals site opens door to regeneration


A £1.2M trial to examine clean-up techniques for residual contamination left on a West Yorkshire site by nearly a century of chemical industry is nearing to an end.

Brownfield Forum holds first meeting


The new Brownfield Forum promoting sustainable brownfield management, will be officially launched this week with its first meeting on Wednesday (July 13).

Chemical clean-up to rejuvenate West Yorkshire site


The latest phase of a £20 million clean-up of a former chemical works at Castleford, West Yorkshire has begun.

Brownfield road map explores liability transfer issues


A report which features a road map illustrating the issues for contaminated land liability transfer across Europe has been published.

Human rights group accuses China of not acting on lead contamination


Human Rights Watch has accused Chinese government officials of restricting access to lead testing and treatment of people in areas contaminated by industrial pollution.

EPA awards huge grant to clean up US brownfield sites


US contaminated land projects have received a welcome boost as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced more than $76 million to help redevelop projects across the country.

New contaminated land test could aid construction industry


Researchers at the University of Reading have developed a new method of testing soil pollution which may mean that more brownfield sites are available for housing developments.

CIRIA seeks support for new guidance


Support for new guidance aimed at improving asbestos and hazardous ground gas management is being sought by CIRIA.

Tank accident releases hazardous waste water


Solvent Resource Management Ltd has been fined £150,000 after a spill released waste solvents and water at its chemical plant in Rye, East Sussex.

Brownfield reuse project receives prestigious award


A project investigating ways of reusing brownfield sites in England for renewable energy crops has won european recognition.

BP pays millions following another oil spill


BP's oil smeared image took another knock today (May 4) after it paid millions of dollars for its involvement in another oil spill.

Go ahead for remediation of Scotland's largest brownfield site


Multi-million pound plans to revitalise the biggest brownfield site in Scotland have been given a major boost.

Ireland's industrial pollutant output falls


Ireland has found itself amongst Europe's winners as the European Union revealed a fall in industrial pollutants over the weekend.

WSP in ground-breaking remediation deal


WSP Environment and Energy has completed the remediation of a brownfield site using a ground-breaking 'liability transfer'.

Japan begins legally enforcing Fukushima exclusion zone


A 12 mile exclusion zone around Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant became legally enforceable last night.

Japanese contamination fears rise over reactor water cooling


Nuclear regulators are becoming increasingly concerned about the levels of contamination in water used to cool Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Contaminated land funding cut by 80%


The Contaminated Land Capital Grant Programme has been reduced by 64% with a budget of £4.35 million now available for bids in 2011/12.

Brownfield site gets £9 million for rail development


The government has awarded £9 million to a project to develop a brownfield site in Cheshire.

Farmer fined for manure pollution


A farmer in County Down, Northern Ireland was fined £4,000 plus court costs for polluting a waterway with sludge and manure.

Councils and locals condemn Lillyhall nuclear waste disposal decision


Councils in Cumbria have condemned the decision by the Environment Agency to grant Lillyhall landfill a permit to treat low level radioactive waste.