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Pollution Prevention: Do You Need An Oil Separator At Your Site?

By |2018-12-13T09:05:48+00:00December 12th, 2018|Contamination, Environment, Oil Spill, Water|

Fuel and oil separators/interceptors play a significant role in managing contaminated run-off and spills. If you don’t have the right type of separator or if it’s poorly maintained, serious problems can occur. The worst outcome is to see fuel or oil contaminate local waterways. The environment suffers of course, but so does your business,

Contaminated Land: A Guide For Developers

By |2018-11-29T17:10:08+00:00November 29th, 2018|Architecture, Contamination, Land Contamination, Uncategorized|

Land contamination may arise from a previous use of a site, or an adjacent site, that has had an industrial, commercial or landfilling activity.  And strict regulations are implied across the UK as land contamination can have significant adverse effects on human health, property, ecosystems and water quality. AVADA Environmental has prepared a guidance

EU takes action over dangerous levels of trihalomethanes in Ireland’s drinking water system

By |2018-11-15T19:00:52+00:00November 14th, 2018|Contamination, Environment, News, Water|

The European Commission recently opened an infringement case against Ireland in the EU Court of Justice because it has continued to exceed the limits of trihalomethane contamination in drinking water supplies across the country. The Infringement was first brought to the attention of the European Commission in 2011, when Friends of the Irish Environment made

Contaminated Land Risk Assessment Tiers Explained

By |2018-10-29T14:19:52+00:00October 29th, 2018|Land Contamination, Remediation|

Risk assessments can be undertaken at three distinct levels of detail.  At each tier, the five key tasks, which have been listed below, are undertaken to provide information and data in order to make a risk management decision or to decide whether it is necessary to proceed to the next level of detail. Problem Identification

Is It Time To Tackle Diesel Air Pollution?

By |2018-10-29T12:00:06+00:00October 17th, 2018|Environment|

After three decades of epidemiologic research, diesel exhaust was classified as a carcinogen in humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2012 based on evidence of its carcinogenicity to the lung. Six years after that announcement was made, we will review the actions that have been made across the world to

Building on Contaminated Land

By |2018-09-24T09:29:51+00:00September 21st, 2018|Architecture, Land Contamination, Remediation|

With a growing scarcity of land in industrialised countries, the recycling of previously used land, known as brownfield sites, is of growing importance and is actively encouraged. Although many existing brownfield sites are contaminated as a result of past industrial or commercial uses which means when seeking planning permission on these sites – local authorities

Should there be stricter rules for PFAS chemicals?

By |2018-08-06T10:02:06+00:00July 19th, 2018|Environment, News|

Recently in both Australia and America serious pressure has been put on Governments to set stricter regulations for man-made chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to protect public health and the environment. This comes after recent research showed that exposure to PFAS chemicals can lead to adverse human health effects, and AVADA

AVADA’s Advice On Preventing Oil Pollution

By |2018-07-31T14:55:59+00:00June 21st, 2018|Environment, News, Oil Spill, Uncategorized|

Pollution incidents from faulty Oil tanks and fuel lines are on the increase across the UK & Ireland.  These leaks are usually caused by badly maintained tanks and fuel lines.  Leaked oil often soaks into the ground producing fumes and odours that can cause adjoining houses to be evacuated, leaving it impossible to live in

Welcome to AVADA Environmental

By |2018-07-23T11:40:17+00:00June 19th, 2018|Company news, News|

We’re delighted to introduce you to our new name - AVADA Environmental, which has officially replaced SpillAssist. Why are we changing our name? AVADA Environmental has become bigger and better – after five successful years in providing bespoke remediation services throughout the UK and Ireland, we decided to give ourselves a new image which better