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SAFETY - 8 potentially life-saving questions you urgently need to ask your PPE supplier

Since my change of specialism in the world of safety, I’ve been surprised (shocked, frankly) at how often Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ends up at the bottom of the priority pile.

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AERIAL SURVEYS AND 3D GROUND MODELLING – COMBINED APPROACH

The application of aerial drone surveys and the integration with 3D subsurface ground modelling can produce rapid, accurate, visual representations of topographic and subsurface ground conditions. Can it be argued that

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THE IMPACT OF FACIAL HAIR ON RESPIRATORY PROTECTION

To beard or not to beard? The past 12 months may go down in history as the ‘year of the beard’. The fashion, it seems, suggests that the bushier the beard,

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The European Asbestos Forum partnering with the Contamination Expo Series

Contamination Expo Series and the EAF are working together to create the most influential week on the asbestos calendar. EAF president, Yvonne Waterman, will be taking to the stage at The

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5 Reasons to Use Technology to Solve Complex Environmental Problems

Like many other sectors, the environmental industry is moving towards deeper technology adoption. This has the potential to change incumbent business models that have stood for decades. At AmbiSense we believe

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The Contamination Expo Series Update

It’s less than three weeks until the highly anticipated Contamination Expo Series opens its doors to the thousands of the world’s most progressive environmental professionals. This year we have put together

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A Close Up Look at Keynote Speaker Matthew Farrow

Matthew Farrow is executive director at the Environmental Industries Commission; with overall responsibility for leading the EIC and ensuring its effectiveness. Launched in 1995 and as the lead trade body for

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Lake contaminated by treated wastewater

The rapid growth of hydraulic fracturing in the US is raising concerns about what to do with the billions of gallons of wastewater produced by the process, a study in ACS’

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Copper filtered by trees

A new study from Indonesia has discovered that mangrove trees are filtering copper out of the country’s soil and water. Grey mangrove trees, Avicennia marina, remove heavy metals from the surrounding

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Cool roof materials increasing air pollution

Scientists have discovered that widespread installation of particular ‘cool roof’ materials in Southern California could increase ozone and fine particulate pollution levels. The study, carried out by researchers at the South

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Algae could help clear lake

Sandia National Laboratories is testing whether algae could be used to clear of one California’s biggest and most polluted lakes. Salton Sea in Southern California has issues relating to elevated levels of

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Operation discovers more than 1m tonnes of illegal waste

A worldwide operation coordinated by INTERPOL and targeting the illegal shipment and disposal of waste has discovered around 1.5 million tonnes of illegal waste across the globe. The 30-day global enforcement

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Link between manufacturing jobs and rheumatoid arthritis

Certain occupations may increase the risk of workers developing rheumatoid arthritis, new research shows. The findings indicate that noxious airborne agents, and other work-related factors, may contribute to the development of

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5 REASONS WHY CONTRACTOR SAFETY REMAINS A MAJOR CHALLENGE

Most companies have already made huge progress in employee safety, but contractor safety remains a nagging problem. It's no good having some people protected and others not. If you’re employing contractors

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE CONTAMINATION EXPO SERIES AWARDS 2017

The Contamination Expo team are absolutely delighted to announce the Award finalists for the Contamination Expo Series 2017, September 27th & 28th at ExCel London.

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Contamination Expo Series Update

The seminar schedule for Europe’s largest hazardous materials exhibition & conference is being finalised. And this year’s programme not only cements this year’s show as the largest in its history, but

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A Close Up Look at Keynote Speaker Peter Atchison

Peter Atchison is a geosynthetic specialist with over 25 years’ experience in geomembrane and associated products. As a consultant he specialised in contaminated land issues and now offers technical and commercial

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Sea closed after oil spill

A minor oil spill on the coast near Blackpool saw a bathing sea closed as a “precautionary measure”.

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Hair could be used after oil spills, say scientists

Scientists have suggested that the naturally absorbent characteristic of hair means that salon offcuts could be used in oceans to mop up oil spills.

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First ‘forest city’ under construction

The world’s first pollution-fighting green city is being built in China’s Liuzhou, in the Guangxi province.

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EEA: Coal plants the worst polluters

The European Environment Agency has released industrial pollution data from 35,000 industrial facilities that reveals that power plants fuelled by coal are Europe’s top polluters.

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Concert moved after ceiling collapse

A choir performance in Bristol had to be moved after a section of roof at the original location unexpectedly collapsed - prompting fears of asbestos exposure.

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94% of London hospitals contain asbestos

The number of people developing mesothelioma caused by likely exposure to asbestos in London hospitals has been described as a “ticking time bomb”.

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Society creating investment legacy

The British Land Reclamation Society is inviting applications for grants after launching a legacy initiative for investing its funds in appropriate projects.

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Discovery of chemicals deals life on Mars blow

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have claimed that chemicals discovered on Mars’ surface could make the prospect of humans one day inhabiting the Red Planet an impossibility.

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UKATA offering free training to trade associations

The annual Train Safe, Work Safe, Keep Safe campaign from the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) is being supported by the Contamination Expo Series, who will be sharing details of the

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Root Barrier to Protect Against Japanese Knotweed

Don’t be beaten by Japanese Knotweed! Root barriers are a very effective and proven way of protecting structures and underground services from damage from tree roots, Japanese Knotweed and other invasive

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