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Environment Agency replaces CLR11 with Land contamination: Risk Management (LCRM)

By |2019-07-03T08:41:47+01:00June 23rd, 2019|Contaminated Land, Environmental News|

The Environment Agency has recently published (June 2019) an update to the Model Procedures for the Management of Contaminated Land (CLR11), that underpinned the remediation of contaminated sites since it was first issued 2004.  The new update is known as Land Contamination: Risk Management (LCRM). Practically all contaminated land in the UK (and in Ireland

Emerging Contaminants: Should We Be Concerned About Microplastics?

By |2019-04-24T10:24:29+01:00April 18th, 2019|Environmental News|

Plastic has become an essential feature of human life. From the bottles we use to the clothing we wear — plastic is everywhere. Since plastic was first introduced in the 1950s, over eight billion metric tons has been produced. With this rate of production, it is almost inevitable that plastic pollution has also become a

What Has Changed Since the Loscoe Landfill Gas Explosion?

By |2019-03-20T08:48:26+01:00March 14th, 2019|Contaminated Land|

In March 1986 a house at Loscoe in Derbyshire was completely destroyed by a landfill methane explosion, badly injuring the three occupants inside the home. A Public Inquiry was carried out on the the series of events leading up to the incident and evidence was produced to ascertain the origin of the methane. Through the

Why Choose Us In The Event Of An Oil Spill?

By |2019-03-08T09:23:24+01:00February 15th, 2019|Oil Spill|

Oil pollution will not only damage your property, it could devalue it and potentially harm your health and wellbeing if it’s not cleaned up correctly. AVADA Environmental can provide the help you need if you are suffering from the consequences of an oil spill at your premises, from the initial investigation through to the

Dealing with a Neighbours Oil Leak?

By |2019-03-08T09:24:38+01:00February 15th, 2019|Oil Spill|

Your home is your fortress. But how would you address the situation if it were to be damaged by a neighbour accidentally? It’s not unusual for homeowners to suffer damage to their property at the hands of a neighbour, particularly in the event of an oil spill, as kerosene will migrate rapidly through soil and

Does Home Insurance Cover Oil Spills?

By |2019-03-08T09:25:45+01:00January 25th, 2019|Oil Spill|

The majority of residents who have domestic oil tanks assume that their home insurance policy would cover the clean-up costs in the event of a spillage or oil leak.  Many policies will cover the environmental clean-up costs, but occasionally, some don't. We recommend that homeowners ensure that both the immediate aftermath of an oil leak

Do I Need To Move Out During Oil Spill Clean-Up?

By |2019-03-08T09:27:22+01:00January 17th, 2019|Oil Spill|

Every year, there are thousands of reported pollution incidents across Ireland and the UK caused by leaking or spilt oil, with many of these incidents occurring on residential properties. A spill of diesel or kerosene from your oil tank can be dangerous for the water environment, human health and the wider environment, which means the

How Damaging Can An Oil Spill Be To My Property?

By |2019-01-09T10:49:55+01:00January 9th, 2019|Oil Spill|

Every oil spill is different, and the impact of a fuel leak can vary from site to site. Although releases from residential heating oil tanks are often extremely problematic, and the clean-up will gradually become more complex the longer the spill is left untreated. Here’s some of the common consequences of a domestic oil leak:

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

By |2019-03-08T09:35:49+01:00December 12th, 2018|Oil Spill|

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,