With rail improvements and renovation nationwide, railway engineering and construction is a big part of the UK’s industry. Due to the history of railway land and the activities carried out on it, there is a risk of encountering contamination during – and even after – these works.
Waste is, quite essentially, any substance that is intended to be discarded. In this modern age, where landfill as a waste disposal option is considered a last resort, maximum material reuse and correct classification of waste is supporting the transition to more sustainable and cost effective material management - including at railways and rail depots.
With rail improvements and renovation nationwide, railway engineering and construction is a big part of the UK’s industry – producing unwanted material as a result.
Being at the forefront of the industry is what SOCOTEC prides itself on.
It is no surprise, therefore, that Zoe Cooper, business development director, Infrastructure & Energy, SOCOTEC has also been the treasurer of Yorkshire Contaminated Land Forum (YCLF) for ten years.
Having celebrated the tenth anniversary of the YCLF last month, Zoe tells us about the importance of the YCLF, as well as the benefit it has on the environment and the relating sectors and professions.
Opting to use a mobile laboratory on-site has often been hailed as a flexible approach to contaminated land management. But why are so many project managers choosing this route to improve their overall delivery? Paul Tilley, operations director, for Geo-environmental, offers us ten reasons to use a mobile lab, and they are not just about time saving.
James Dodgson, explains how a collaborative approach is key to the effective management of the risks associated with asbestos in soil.