News And Press Releases
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.
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.
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
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
The European Asbestos Forum 2017: the place to be
On the 26th September at the Hilton Canary Wharf Hotel, nearly two dozen top speakers from across Europe, the United States, Australia and New Zealand will give exciting, high-level presentations on
Sea closed after oil spill
A minor oil spill on the coast near Blackpool saw a bathing sea closed as a “precautionary measure”.
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.
First ‘forest city’ under construction
The world’s first pollution-fighting green city is being built in China’s Liuzhou, in the Guangxi province.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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
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
Dust and Odour Suppression
It is now mandatory to address the issues of dust and odours, for the protection of staff and neighbours. Historically air extraction/ negative pressure, was the accepted method of dragging dust
Contamination Expo Series July Update
The programme for the Contamination Expo Series is almost complete, and, boy, have we got a show in store for you! Tickets are Free from the event website and are sure
Keynote Close Up - Dr. Frank Kleissen
Frank Kleissen holds a masters degree in chemical engineering from University of Twente and a PhD in Environmental Systems Analysis from Imperial College London.
Laboratory Method for the Assessment of Respirable Asbestos Fibre Release
Recent feedback has highlighted a significant gap in the risk assessment process for asbestos on site that previously could only be filled by additional site activity monitoring. We have been looking
CityTree up for $1m prize
A biological air filter is in with a chance of winning $1m after Green City Solutions’ innovative product made it into the finals of the Chivas Venture.
Cleanroom Flexi Mat offers more than peel-off mats
Berendsen Cleanroom Services have addressed the problems raised by studies into how effective peel-off mats are at containing contamination and stopping it from entering your cleanroom. The findings showed the mats
Call for integrated approach on environmental objectives
Revised Welsh policy guidance is encouraging Welsh councils to merge their pursuit of cleaner air with other environmental objectives. The local air quality management (LAQM) regime, published on June 15, says
NO2 pollution plans widely criticised
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has termed the government’s third set of proposals to cut nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution levels to legal standards as “wholly inadequate”. The body is
Strategic alliance for oil and gas exploration
Three firms have signed a formal agreement over integrated subsea well-capping response solutions.The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was reached between Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL), Trendsetter Engineering and Halliburton last month.
New process to improve water decontamination
A new method has been developed by engineers that is capable of selectively removing micropollutants from water.Relying on an electrochemical process, the method can extract even very low levels of unwanted
Qualification for asbestos operatives
Stuart Goulden and Alex Mellor have become the first operatives to achieve an NVQ Level 2 Diploma through the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA) option.Last month, the two Northern Insulation Contractors
UK ‘lagging behind’ on contaminants
Environmental consultancy WSP has warned that UK regulators are not paying adequate attention to contaminants that are potentially toxic. Although other nations are actively investigating the uses of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and