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Groundbreaking SuDS Material Tackles Highway Metals Pollution
A groundbreaking new sustainable drainage material has addressed the challenge of removing toxic heavy metals pollution from highway runoff with a versatile solution that will be simple for highways authorities to incorporate into roadside schemes, writes SDS Market Development Manager, Jo Bradley.
Health & safety
Casella launches intrinsically safe low flow pump for chemical exposure monitoring
Casella, air sampling, noise and vibration specialist, has launched its advanced and lightweight low flow pump, the VAPex Pro. The elite low flow pump is the ideal solution for seamless reporting on employee's levels of chemical exposure, saving occupational hygienists' crucial time in their working day.
Energy & Resource Management
Prolectric Acquires the Solatainer Solar Generator
Prolectric, the UK's fast-growing supplier of temporary solar lighting and off-grid power for highways, rail & infrastructure projects, has acquired the Solatainer® solar generator. The Prolectric acquisition includes all Solatainer assets and intellectual property.
Severn Trent Water has been fined £426,000 for repeated raw sewage leaks in to the Shire Brook. The pollution incidents occurred on three separate occasions, and in the latest raw sewage sludge leaked out onto a hillside because of a blocked sewer.
A Leeds waste operator Terence Solomon Dugbo, with previous convictions for exporting waste to Nigeria, has been jailed for seven years and six months for defrauding the electrical waste recycling industry out of £2.2million by obtaining money via a Government-backed scheme.
Environmental law firm Leigh Day yesterday launched an 'Objectors Guide to Fracking' on the day that an application to start fracking at a site in Lancashire was rejected by councillors.
INTERPOL is calling on the assistance of the public to identify and locate nine wanted international individuals who are the subjects of Red Notices for crimes and violations against the environment. These include illegal fishing, wildlife trafficking, illegal trade and disposal of waste, illegal logging and trading in illicit ivory.
The Environmental Investigation Agency have found worrying evidence that smuggling of illegal refrigerants in disguise is threatening the much heralded recovery of the ozone layer, and they are presenting their findings to the 26th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Paris this week.