contaminated land

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

Contaminated Land: A Guide For Developers

By |2019-03-08T09:32:42+01:00November 29th, 2018|Contaminated Land|

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

Contaminated Land Risk Assessment Tiers Explained

By |2019-03-08T09:39:26+01:00October 29th, 2018|Contaminated Land|

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

Building on Contaminated Land

By |2019-03-08T09:43:19+01:00September 21st, 2018|Contaminated Land|

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