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Phase One Environmental Surveys: Managing the Environmental Risk with a Desk Top Study

Posted by Jonathan Harries on 31-Aug-2018 13:36:00

Various activities undertaken at industrial sites can pose a potential environmental risk to that site or the surrounding environment. Commonly, previous occupants of a site or neighbouring premises can significantly impact on the contamination levels present in the land.  

Through their site operations, processes and material management, land can become contaminated with a variety of pollutants including hydrocarbons, heavy metals, process chemicals and asbestos containing materials. Careful environmental management and monitoring is fundamental to ensure the site is of a satisfactory state with regard to minimising any impact on human health or the wider environment.

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Topics: Environmental Monitoring, Contaminated Land, Environmental Monitoring Solutions

Monitor Your Way to Compliant Effluent Discharge

Posted by James Sneddon on 27-Jul-2018 11:39:16

Managing environmental pollution is a legal requirement, part of your corporate responsibility and a cost-saving opportunity for businesses too. Trade effluent and discharging waste water can be a costly necessity for organisations, but correctly managing and monitoring your industrial waste water can save money and minimise your impact on the environment.

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Topics: Environmental Monitoring, Effluent

Managing Ecology on the Rail

Posted by Chris Wright on 26-Mar-2018 11:37:44

Ensuring smooth operation and safety on the railways is often the most important consideration for many rail operators but sharing our environment with wildlife may not always be front of mind.

The railway can provide habitat to a number of species and there is great opportunity to creating positive biodiversity around the railway. But rail construction projects, maintenance on a rail depot or trains passing on an active rail line can also have a negative impact on a number of species. To limit this, there are a number of legal requirements in place which can lead to potential prosecution if these requirements are not fulfilled.

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Topics: Rail, Environmental Monitoring, Environmental Consultancy

Make the Most of Summer on the Rail Network

Posted by David Gilmour on 23-Jun-2017 13:20:07

With the hopes of a bright and sunny British summer just around the corner, David Gilmour, Business Manager, Built Environment Services, SOCOTEC, has put together a summer checklist for all the rail-related tasks that are ideal for completing during the mild weather.

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Topics: Rail, Fuel Testing, Environmental Monitoring, drainage surveys

Why is Air Quality Testing So Important?

Posted by Becky Batham on 03-Dec-2015 13:43:00
The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recent estimation that air pollution costs EU economies over £1 trillion every year has made air quality testing an increasingly pressing issue in Europe. Further figures from the WHO suggest poor air quality is responsible for around 500,000 deaths in Europe and 3.4 million globally every year, a worrying statistic.
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Topics: Environmental Monitoring, Air Quality, Energy & Waste Services, Air Testing

Exhibiting at AQE and ‘Gordon Ramsay’ Makes an Appearance

Posted by Trevor Worrall on 01-May-2015 14:31:00
SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, exhibited at the AQE Show with technical experts on stand providing advice on stack emissions monitoring and testing, air quality monitoring and assessment, as well as environmental monitoring. Even top chef ‘Gordon Ramsay’ made an appearance to rally the visitors…OK so it wasn’t the real Gordon Ramsay with 14 Michelin starred restaurants and the accompanying tirade of colourful language, but a convincing lookalike. Trevor Worrall, Business Development Manager, Built Environment Services, and Amy Parekh-Pross, Technical Marketing Manager, Multi-Sector Services, share their experiences of the two day event.
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Topics: Built Environment Services, Environmental Monitoring, AQE Show, Air Quality, Stack Emissions

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