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Current and Archive News Listed Below

Current News

Vacancy alert - Blackwell Group - A14 Cambridge

Blackwell has an opportunity for an QS/Assistant QS to work as part of a busy construction team on the A14 widening Project

Vacancy alert - Blackwell Group - County Durham

Blackwells has an opportunity for an HR Administrator to work as part of a busy team based at Esh Winning.

Vacancy alert - Blackwell Group - A14 Cambridge

Recruiting for Administrators, Trainee and Experienced Plant Operators

Amber Rudd Visits Blackwell's Queensway Gateway Site

Amber Rudd, Member of Parliament for Hastings and Rye, and Andrew Jones MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, were welcomed to the Queensway Gateway construction site by East Sussex County Council Leader, Cllr Keith Glazier.

The Queensway Gateway project will provide a direct link between the A21 and Queensway.

Project Update on Barton Park - Nov 2016

The bulk earthworks have been completed, leaving the site plots shaped to future developer levels. 

North Walsall Cutting on target

The imported fill operation has now reached 88% completion, we are hoping to have all fill material imported by Christmas.

Red Gap Wind Farm Project Update November 2016

Blackwell has successfully completed all civils works on the Red Gap Wind Farm project.

Barton Park Project Update Aug 2016

Click here to see the latest news update from Barton Park

Blackwell launch new safety campaign

Blackwell has started a new safety campaign urging drivers to slow down in roadworks on the Highfield Road in Lydney

Barton Park in Oxford Project Update June 2016

The site team have successfully handed over the first two build plots on time to the follow on developer Hills. S38 spine road is progressing well with block paving and hard landscaping well underway.

Best Suggestion Award

Congratulations to Jake Elliot who is a supervisor on the Barton Park scheme in Oxford, Jake was awarded a £100 gift voucher for recognition of his outstanding suggestions and contributions to higher standards of Health and Safety on our sites.

Bayards Hill Primary School visits Blackwells Barton Park

What could be better than visiting a real construction site when you’re a kid and meet with Ivor Goodsite 

Blackwell win Bronze CCS Award

Blackwell has won a Bronze Considerate Constructors Scheme 2016 National Site Award for the Aldhurst Farm Habitat Creation Scheme.

Blackwell at Glensanda - Finning News

Glensanda is certainly one of the most challenging quarry operations in the UK and this is why we continue to look at how innovation, new work practices and a partnership approach can help us deliver the productivity and performance Aggregate Industries need from the quarry, now and into the future.

Hargreaves acquisition of Blackwell

Blackwell are delighted to be able to confirm the sale of 100% of its share capital to Hargreaves Services plc. 

Blackwell welcomes new Regional Manager

We are pleased to announce that Alan McKillop has recently joined the Blackwell team as Regional Manager responsible for the company's Scottish region.

Blackwell - Oxford - Jobs for local builders as developer sets out 10-year project for 885 new homes

OXFORD construction workers could play a major role in the city’s biggest housing development in a generation. Jobs could be offered to local firms to work on the 885-home Barton Park Development to be built over the next 10 years. The boost comes...

Blackwells - Hemerdon Mine features on The One Show

The Hemerdon tungsten mine in Devon, location of Blackwell's major mining services contract for client, Wolf Minerals, recently featured on BBC's The One Show

Blackwell wins prestigious Boots redevelopment project

Pharmaceutical giant, Alliance Boots have appointed Blackwell to deliver their £18M enabling and infrastructure project to redevelop the site of their headquarters in Beeston.

CA Blackwell - Project team celebrates 200 days without lost time injury

Blackwell recently played its part in reaching 200 days without lost time injury on the Hemerdon (Drakelands) Mine project - along with client, Wolf Minerals and all project contractors and subcontractors. During the 200 day period on the project ...

Meet the Buyer Event at Boots Nottingham Enterprise Zone

HBR and parent company - C A Blackwell - 15th of October at Boots Medicity, Nottingham 

We are Recruiting

Engineering and Commercial Staff of all levels

Link is found between living near brownfield land and poor health

Findings by Durham University suggest that the regeneration of brownfield land should be considered as a policy priority for local authority public health teams.

Blackwell Group - Meet the Buyer - Wakefield

Local suppliers and contractors are invited to our Meet the Buyer event - to be held at the Northern Regional Office in Calder Park, Wakefield, between 12 noon and 6pm on the 2nd April 2014

Using Mushrooms to Clean Up Waterways

Mushrooms are fascinating organisms, with extensive root systems that can extend for miles. They can also clean up pollutants, making them a safe way choice in bioremediation.


Growing awareness of the property risks posed by Japanese knotweed has encouraged insurers to play a crucial role in backing the UK’s knotweed treatment industry.

Funding axed for clean-up of toxic land

Polluted sites could go untreated as cash-strapped councils have to foot the bill to investigate possible contamination

Water cleanser created in chance study of whisky byproduct

A project to remove arsenic from groundwater in Bangladesh began by accident

The Blackwell Group are looking for Quantity Surveyors provide commercial support within either the North of England Region or the South East of England. 

Smog-Eating Cement Coming to Streets Near You

There are many sustainable technologies being used today by designers to provide green architecture and “green” environments. One of these technologies is smog-eating cement, or photocatalytic cement, which is capable of eradicating the air around...

Construction News - Q and A - Steve Dunn - Geofirma Soils Engineering

The managing director of Geofirma talks cricket, hobbits and Rachmaninov

Micromotors could improve water quality

Water quality could be improved by the invention of micromotors that are able to degrade organic pollutants in pipes, small reservoirs and other areas that are difficult to reach by traditional methods. 

UK construction growth fastest since August 2007

UK construction picked up speed in November with output rising at the fastest pace in more than six years.

Lithuanian Biocentras develops new soil remediation technique

Lithuanian company Biocentras together with partners has developed technique enabling to clean soil polluted by oil and its products quicker as well as protect ground waters and reduce cleaning costs, informs LETA/ELTA. Soil pollution with oil and...

New tool created to combat airborne asbestos on worksites

Legacy asbestos in buildings is as much a problem in the United Kingdom as it is in Canada. Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire in England have given construction workers a new tool to detect airborne asbestos on any worksite in real ti...

Could nanotechnology tidy up the planet without leaving a dangerous residue of its own

It's likely that you've recently swirled nanotechnology down your sink. Antimicrobial silver nanoparticles, for example, are added to food containers, socks, and cleaning products such as floor polish. But could nanoparticles – measuring less than...

Vacancy alert - Blackwell Group hiring - Plant Hire Controller

Plant Hire Controller  Primarily based at our Head Office in Earls Colne, Colchester Essex Working for Blackwell  Blackwell’s key to success lies with our people and we have some of the most talented and committed personnel. Therefore we need to a...

Environmental remediation companies burgeoning in China

but the market is still in a chaotic state, with many Chinese firms jumping on the bandwagon.

In aid of Children in Need - the staff at C A Blackwell showed their fun sides with a Fun Clothes Day

  In aid of Children in Need, the staff at C A Blackwell showed their fun sides with a Fun Clothes Day If you would also like to support Children in Need this year , please use the link below... ... BBC Children in Need

Essential UK construction law update - Free Audio Webinar

13 November, 2013 | 11.00am-12.00pm GMT

Industry digs in UK for soil management and remediation solutions for Ontario

In late September a small delegation from Canada was warmly welcomed by those involved in soil management and remediation in the United Kingdom.

Blackwell - First turbine base constructed on Ardoch and Over Enoch Wind Farm

The construction of the first of five turbine bases commenced last week on our Ardoch and Over Enoch wind farm site, with all five bases on track to be completed prior to Christmas.  When completed, the Ardoch and Over Enoch Wind Farm near Eaglesh...

Blackwell - Turbine Installation Begins on Burton Pidsea Wind Farm

On the 28th of October, turbine erection commenced on Burton Pidsea Wind Farm site where - a three turbine wind farm project in Hull for Client, EnergieKontor. Measuring at 51m long, the blades are among the longest currently being used in onshore...

UN team hails Japans remediation efforts in Fukushima-affected areas

Good progress has been made by Japan in remediation efforts in areas affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, a group of United Nations experts have said in a preliminary report, while encouraging the Government to better communicate it...

Air pollution could become building material thanks to new pilot project

Carbon emissions could soon be stored permanently within bricks that can then be used within the construction industry 

HBR is looking for a year out student for a Remediation Engineer Placement

We have an opportunity to offer a position to a year out student wishing to experience working within the environmental sector.

Construction News Specialists Awards 2014

Now in their 10th year the Construction News Specialists Awards highlighting outstanding work across 16 categories covering the whole industry

Blackwell - Hanningfield Reed Bed case study - with time lapse video

The construction of the innovative reed beds at Hanningfield Water Treatment Works was awarded to Blackwell by Essex and Suffolk Water Limited, who are owned by Northumbrian Water Limited. The new reed-beds system will enable the sludge, which has...

Blackwell sponsors the Burton Pidsea Festival

The Blackwell team based at our Burton Pidsea Wind Farm site in Lelley recently presented Claire Gooch from the local Burton Pidsea Memorial Committee with £100 in Debenhams vouchers, as a raffle prize for the Burton Pidsea Festival.  This annual ...

War on Coal - Gains Steam Amid Wars on Terror - Crime - Drugs - Science - Christmas

Engineering, demolition and remediation companies stand to win what's expected to be more than $400 million in revenue this year from coal-plant decommissioning in North America, the Eurozone and the U.K.

Japans nuclear clean-up - costly complex and at risk of failing

The most ambitious radiation clean-up ever attempted has proved costly, complex and time-consuming since the Japanese government began it more than two years in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown.

Blackwell ranked 5th contractor in the country for energy by the NCE

Blackwell has been ranked 5th in the country's top contractors for energy this week, as published by the New Civil Engineer (22.08.13). Directors and staff are delighted that their hard work in this challenging sector has been recognised and are l...

Visit the Blackwell stand at this years RenewableUK Conference and Exhibition

RenewableUK 2013 Conference & Exhibition -  NEC, Birmingham, UK  - 5–7 November 2013 

We are delighted that Masterton - Intelligent Decommissioning Solutions have been short-listed for World Demolition Awards

We are delighted that Masterton, Intelligent Decommissioning Solutions have been short-listed for World Demolition Awards!  The international panel of judges of the 2013 World Demolition Awards have completed their initial deliberations for eight ...

The 15th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management (ASME 2013)

Will be held from 8 to 12 September 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. 

Institution of Civil Engineers Ethics survey

ICE would like to understand your viewpoint of the role of ethics within civil engineering

Beautiful Brownfields photo competition

Following a successful first year of the Beautiful Brownfields photo competition, it's back for 2013!

Natural waste solution for reclaiming contaminated land

A special charcoal – biochar – made from abundant materials such as wood chips, animal manure, agricultural and other natural waste could hold the key to re-claiming thousands of square kilometres of polluted ‘brownfield’ land across the world.

The virtual cell that simulates life - possible applications for bioremediation clean up

Computer viruses are old news, but virtual bacteria might just be the future of biology.  Because on processors at Stanford University a simulation of the entire bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium, its DNA, and the constituents of its single cell is...

60000 acres of contaminated land is under review for possible development of renewable energy

The US  Environmental Protection Agency said it was screening 66,000 acres of contaminated lands, landfills and mine sites.

University of Birmingham award Civil Engineering scheme to Blackwell

Blackwell have been awarded Civil Engineering and Landscaping works to external areas of the residential zone at the University of Birmingham, work to start 5th August 2013. Blackwell Group

Sellafield remediation clean-up team clocks up two million hours without serious accident

A team performing hazardous decommissioning tasks at Sellafield has clocked up an astonishing two million working hours without a serious accident.

New Innovation and Knowledge Centre to drive UKs Synthetic Biology

A new £10 million Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC), that will boost the UK’s ability to translate the emerging field of synthetic biology into application and provide a bridge between academia and industry was announced yesterday.

Vacancy alert - Blackwell Group hiring

 Blackwell Group requiring Civil Engineering Planner and additional Project Quantity Surveyors

EU Project Tests Nanoparticles for Large-Scale Pollution Removal in Soil and Water

the European Union is providing around 10.5 million Euros

New plant protein discoveries could provide a cost effective approach for toxic metal removal and remediation of heavy metal-laden soils and waters - oh and ease global food and fuel demands

UCSD Superfund Research Center -- New discoveries of the way plants transport important substances across their biological membranes to resist toxic metals and pests, increase salt and drought tolerance, control water loss and store sugar can h...

Geofirma targets on-shore wind sector

Soil stabilisation firm Geofirma is making an increasing impression in the on-shore wind farm sector.

Recycling saves General Motors 1bn Dollars

General Motors recycled 90 per cent of worldwide manufacturing waste last year, leading to 105 landfill-free facilities

Industrial remediation uses for ocean biodiversity

“Biodiscovery” is the search for these attributes so they can be developed as new products, including pharmaceuticals, agrichemicals, tools for environmental remediation

Should ecosystems have legally enforceable rights

It might sound like a ridiculous idea, but a global debate on this is in full swing. The Constitution of Ecuador now recognises rights of nature. New Zealand Government granted legal standing and personality to the Whanganui River to apply for a mandatory injunction requiring remediation of pollution or financial compensation.

Hazardous waste on the rise in the UK

While hazardous waste accounts for only a small percentage of total waste arisings in England – around 2.7% in 2010 - the volumes are still significant at around 3.3 million tonnes. This figure did not decline significantly during the economic downturn, and is expected to increase when the economy improves.

Blackwell awarded load and haul contract at Glensanda Quarry for Aggregate Industries

The Glensanda Super quarry is in the western shores of Loch Linnhe  in the western Highlands of Scotland and ships granite aggregates all over the world with reserves for up to 100 years. 

Blackwell awarded £85 million Mining Services Contract

Wolf Minerals Limited has awarded an £85 million Mining Services Contract for the Hemerdon tungsten and tin project to CA Blackwell (Contracts) Limited.

Researchers Find Algae that Thrives on CO2 Gas

A hardy algae species is showing promise in both reducing power plant pollution and making biofuel, based on new research at the University of Delaware.

New fears Chernobyl fires could bring even more fallout

Experts fear hotter, drier summers are putting vast areas of contaminated woodland around the nuclear site at risk of large-scale forest fires, which could result in toxic clouds and particles travelling across Europe.

New approach for risk screening of contaminated land

site-specific risk screening can be improved using a triad approach with tests in undisturbed soil samples from the contaminated site

Blackwell have been busy - our parent company project updates

Marston Green Bus and Rail Interchange redevelopment scheme for Centro completed. The upgraded works at Marston Green Bus and Rail Interchange was succcesfully completed on time as part of a Pedestrian Safety Scheme. Hereford Old Cattle Market We ...

How they turn oil into milk

Landfarming, also known as land spreading, land disposal or land treatment, is the oil and gas companies' solution to the disposal of waste produced by drilling.

Remediation Industry Generates over 8 Billion Dollars in Revenues in the US

The U.S. remediation market grew a modest 2.8% in 2012, generating revenues of $8.07 billion, according to comprehensive annual research conducted by Environmental Business International Inc., the publisher of Environmental Business Journal.

UK Environmental Damages Fines - The Tip of the Iceberg

In a recent report, the UK International Underwriting Association (IUA) provided several useful illustrations of the potential environmental exposures facing all kinds of businesses. 

Research on geological storage of CO2 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a technology which could help the UK government meet stringent reductions in CO2 emissions by 2050.1 This EPSRC funding for CCS research - £37 million, is part of Government's £125 million Research and Development programme into Carbon Capture and Storage

Delhi to set tunnelling machine record

Construction of the Delhi Metro is set to claim the record for the most tunnel boring machines (TBMs) in use in one city at one time with the announcement from the scheme’s developer that 34 machines will be used on Phase III of the project.

Bioremediation of Kerosene and Diesel Fuel in soil case study

The United States has a large hazardous waste problem that is threatening both human health and the environment. Current analysis of the nearly 1,200 National Priority List (NPL) sites reveals that about 80% of the sites are contaminated with organic compounds. 

Sentencing guidance for environmental crime – you have been warned

There has long been a concern about the lack of guidance available to the courts in the UK (especially, magistrates’ courts) when it comes to sentencing for environmental offences, in comparison to other crimes (such as theft or assault). This has...

UKs most valuable remediation project may begin

Dounreay's shaft and silo waste retrieval programme - has secured consent to get underway

After The Deepwater Horizon Disaster - the most well-studied oil spill

Three years after the spill, scientists continue to evaluate what they know—and don’t know—about the largest spill in U.S. history.

Olympic Remediation Legacy - Otters and Trees along the River Lea

When the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic competitors departed, they leave behind a new urban park—at more than 111 acres (45 ha), one of Europe’s largest

China - The houses built on poisoned land

 first of three-part series of reports from the Guardian Environmental Network

Blackwell Group are pleased to announce further vacancies within the company

Blackwell’s key to success lies with our people and we have some of the most talented and committed personnel.

TEPCO to use frozen contaminated soil to stop groundwater leakage

The Japanese central government has ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) to freeze the contaminated soil that surrounds the damaged No.1 nuclear power station in Fukushima in an attempt to stop groundwater entering the reactor

Future cities ICE and BRE photo competition

ICE (the Institution of Civil Engineers) and BRE Trust (the Building Research Establishment) are running a photo competition this spring for young people aged 8 -19. Read on to find out more and how to enter..

Brownfield Briefing Awards 2013 - Now in its ninth year

Organised by Brownfield Briefing, the annual awards recognise technical and conceptual excellence in projects that have been underway over the past 12 months.

Wildlife bodies launch major attack on brownfield policy

The attack on brownfield policy launched by insect charity Buglife has been joined by a range of wildlife organisations in their major State of Nature report.

Former landfill transformed into a nature reserve opens in the UK

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park -- a 120 acre nature reserve of grassland, woods, and marshes built atop the former landfill. The reserve will be expanded to cover and additional 725 acres over the coming years.

Cracking Down on Polluters

A growing number of countries are tightening environmental protection rules.

EIC wants planning policy guidance for contaminated land

The UK’s contaminated land sector is worth £1 billion a year and employs almost 10,000 people. The sector is expected to grow by almost 3.5 per cent per year between now and 2015

Conference in June on Safe Nanomaterial Use in Environmental Remediation

Southeastern Louisiana University June 5-7 - An increasing number of hazardous waste disposal sites are using nanotechnology and nanomaterials in their environmental remediation efforts, leaving open questions about the safety of such techniques.

Manitoba mine clean-up spins gold

An environmental company is cleaning up a toxic Manitoba mine site at no cost to taxpayers, but it gets to keep any gold it can extract from a stockpile of arsenopyrite concentrate.

Blackwell to sponsor the upcoming Eaglesham Fair

Following our recent contract award for the Ardoch over Enoch Wind Farm project near Eaglesham, Blackwell will be contributing  towards the running of the local fair. This historic event will take place over a week of activities, leading up to Fai...

Innovative and effective landscape design to decontaminate and add value to polluted sites

Transforming public spaces with plants that decontaminate soils can add functional, ecological, economic and social value to derelict areas. A new study calls for consideration of social and environmental factors, as well as remediation needs, to produce effective and innovative landscape design.

Launch of Clean Britain Awards 2014

The campaign for the Clean Britain Awards 2014, which recognise the efforts of local authorities to achieve high standards of street cleanliness and local environmental quality 

Benefits to sharing soil remediation skills using - Monitored Natural Attenuation

Monitored natural attenuation (MNA) is a long-term, ‘hands-off’ approach to cleaning up contaminated land. New research has surveyed the current development of MNA in Europe and demonstrates a clear need for practitioners to systematically collect and learn from each other’s experiences with this form of brownfield remediation.

Cleaning of soil gives energy

Students of the Utrecht School of Arts (HKU) provided the final presentation of their ideas to depict the combination of soil remediation and soil energy in the Utrecht city centre

Blackwell site visited by Natural Environment Minister Richard Benyon MP and Chief Executive of Northumbrian Water Heidi Mottram

Following the successful completion of the Hanningfield Reservoir Reed Bed Project in September last year, the site was recently visited by Natural Environment Minister Richard Benyon MP, and Chief Executive of Northumbrian Water Heidi Mottram. Ri...

Milk to be used to remove chlorinated solvents trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethene (PCE) from soil

DuPont to sample test lactate to clean contaminated groundwater

Blackwell shortlisted for Constructing Excellence Award

C A Blackwell, along with Royal Haskoning DHV Ltd, Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust, and the Environment Agency have been successful in being shortlisted for the Constructing Excellence Award in Sustainability (South East), and the ICE Engineering Excellence Award (South Branch) for the project Middle Ouse Restoration of Physical Habitats (MORPH).

New Standard Published to help Reduce Contamination Risk from Ground Gases

BSI (UK), the National Standards Body for the UK, has published a new standard that will help to reduce the potential risks to people, buildings and the general environment from contaminated land and “brownfield” sites where toxic ground gases exi...

HBR - Supplier of Remediation Services (Olympic Park) to the London 2012 Games

In recognition of the British Olympic Association granting HBR disclosure licence as supplier of remediation services (Olympic Park) to the London 2012 Games, we have produced a set of case studies, along with our other projects, which illustrate...

Top 10 Toxic Pollution Problems

Report illustrates the tremendous burden put on the health of the world’s population by the release of toxic pollution from industrial and mining processes

Former US military bases providing soil remediation education

.............working towards good environmental stewardship

A plant that can fight water pollution

.......could easily absorb copper, lead and cadmium from the surrounding water.

White graphene soaks up pollutants and can be re-used

A next-generation material first earmarked for use in electronics has proven itself a capable clean-up agent for polluted waters.

Mining remediation work helps bring new line one step closer

... over 4,000 tonnes of grout has been pumped into old mines, and over 300km of drilling has taken place

Direct push drills expand soil remediation options on projects

The science of environmental soil sampling and remediation spurred demand for a whole new set of tools

Solar-Powered Bioremediation Nano Filter Removes Harmful Carcinogens and Antibiotics from Water

New research, just published, details how University of Cincinnati researchers have developed and tested a solar-powered bioremediation nano filter that is able to remove harmful carcinogens and antibiotics from water sources – lakes and rivers – at a significantly higher rate than the currently used filtering technology made of activated carbon.

Old Brownfield Site Wins RICS Award

 £8m state-of-the art factory in Newton Aycliffe has been named best commercial development project

Huge hazardous-waste site slated to be cleaned up with novel arrangement

An uncommon financial arrangement is drawing offers with sufficient money to cover the cost of a complete environmental cleanup

Great Article in The Construction Index about HBR

HBR develops mobile mixing machine for ground treatment. Blackwell subsidaiary puts new ISCO rig into hire market. For the full article please use the link below..... The Construction Index Page 97 -

Civil engineers give D Grade for US hazardous waste cleanup

Annual funding for U.S. Superfund site cleanups is estimated to be as much as $500 million short of what is needed, and 1,280 sites remain on the National Priorities List

Students visit Blackwells newly completed Withernwick Wind Farm

Last month, Blackwell opened its Withernwick Wind Farm site in Hornsea to visitors from the local Hull Children's University and Francis Askew Primary School, to provide students with valuable insight into the mechanics of an operational wind farm.

An Aspirin for Soil Remediation - Almost Literally

Graduate student Jessica Starsman research on the effects of felt leaf willow, and more specifically salicylic acid, on the remediation of soils contaminated with diesel and 1-chlorooctadecane in cold climates

Clean-Up of Some US Contaminated Groundwater Sites Unlikely for Decades

At least 126,000 sites across the U.S. have contaminated groundwater that requires remediation

Visit Blackwell at RenewableUK in CYMRU

Blackwell will be exhibiting at the RenewableUK Wind & Marine Energy event in Cymru on the 1st May 2013, come and visit us on Stand 1.

Sustainability Live 2013 - In Situ Land Clean Up Seminar

HBR Director, Dr Chris Evans will present a seminar on Multi-stage Treatment Trains for in situ treatment of soils and groundwater

Onion Soaks Up Heavy Metal - Bioremediation With Waste Food

Onion and garlic waste from the food industry could be used to mop up hazardous heavy metals, including arsenic, cadmium, iron, lead, mercury and tin in contaminated materials, according to a research paper published in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution

Gulf of Mexico- deep-cleaned - itself

Researchers reporting at the American Chemical Society conference revealed details of a cascade of micro-organisms that spring into action to degrade oil.

Waste can clean up polluted soil

Organic refuse from households and industry can help turn polluted soils back into rich and varied habitats. But a shift in public and government attitudes is needed before this can happen, scientists say

Biochar cuts soil GHG by one-third - study finds

Apart from wood, biochar can be made out of anything from municipal waste to manure

Recycled Water Supplies Nuclear Plant Wetlands Park

... is beneficially reused for agricultural soil enhancement instead of landfilling. ... control studies and designs and environmental remediation and restoration.

China to tackle soil remediation project

Chinese officials are this year expected to enforce laws regarding soil remediation in order to put land to other uses.

Geotechnical Seminar - Brands Hatch - 22nd May 2013

Geotex is a unique, free to attend, independently run series of regional seminars which focus on the Geotechnical sector

The Brownfield Briefing Groundwater conference is back on 25 April 2013

The programme will focus on regulatory updates, effective sampling and data collection for risk assessment, and sustainable and in-situ remediation.

UK water and waste management output drops just over 2 per cent

Data from the Office for National Statistics ONS  shows that the UK’s Water and Waste Management sector contracted by 2.2 per cent between January 2012 and January 2013 in the water supply and waste management sector, less than the 2.9 per cent decline seen for overall UK production over the same period.

Uranium company considers using molasses to clean up abandoned mine

GOLDEN, Colo. - A uranium company is considering using molasses to clean up an abandoned uranium mine west of Denver.  Cotter Corp. is hoping the procedure will reduce a threat to city water supplies.  According to the Denver Post, Cotter official...

Predicting floods droughts and groundwater contamination in UK will be easier

Predicting floods, droughts and contamination to the chalk aquifer, which provides up to 20 percent of the UK’s water supply, will be easier, thanks to models developed by researchers from Imperial College London.

US Bill introduced to increase remediation

......on this side of the Atlantic, however, the Government believes it will reduce remediation by £140m every year.

Project Risk Management for Site Remediation - Internet Seminar

United States Environmental Protection Agency - Remediation Risk Management (RRM) is a course of action through which all risks related to the remediation processes (site investigations, remedy selection, execution, and completion) are holistically addressed

Capturing CO2 for Environmental Remediation

…one pilot project for flue gas capture and conversion to a useful product.

Bioremediation study finds bacteria and iron cooperate to clean uranium from water

Since 2009, SLAC scientist John Bargar has led a team using synchrotron-based X-ray techniques to study bacteria that help clean uranium from groundwater in a process called bioremediation. Their initial goal was to discover how the bacteria do it...

Remediation Expenditures to Increase in Proportion to the Scarcity of Water

In the U.K. over the five years through 2017, site remediation industry revenue will continue to increase

Denmark - contaminated lot to serve as an international innovation laboratory

The Capital Region of Denmark has purchased a contaminated lot to serve as an international innovation laboratory for handling of soil and groundwater contamination

Volcano-Dwelling Algae Key to Future Medicine and Bioremediation

organism knows how to deal with leaching loads of heavy metals in a noxious environment

Should the UK start digging up its landfill sites

Whether landfill mining is the ‘next big thing’ is a perennial topic on the fringes of recycling industry events.

Vancouver Convention Centre hosting two-day land remediation conference

Convention Centre sits on remediated land

Southern expansion for Scottish demolition contractor

Scottish demolition specialist Masterton Decommissioning is expanding with a new regional office in Yorkshire.

Blackwell Group - Range of civil engineering equipment available for sale or hire

C A Blackwell has a huge holding of civil engineering equipment - one of the largest in-house fleets of earthmoving equipment in Europe If you have any requirements to hire or need to purchase – click on the link to check availablity. C A Blackwel...

New development opportunities with barrack closures

Seven military barracks to close in army restructuring

Getting the lead out

Biologist at Michigan Technological University is working on a way to remove lead from soil that is simple, inexpensive, and, quite literally, green. 

Skyscrapers in Liverpool

Plans for a £5.5bn redevelopment of Liverpool's docklands have been given the final go-ahead by the government.

Garden plants to be used to clean polluted land

Common garden plants are to be used to clean polluted land with the waste produced used to further medical research.

Chinese scientists are dedicating increasing resources to studying - soil remediation - methods

China s countrymen struggling with a - sick - Mother Earth

Project Quantity Surveyor wanted Northern England

Blackwell Group are looking for a Project Quantity Surveyor to provide commercial support and management from their Wakefield Regional Office. 

Exploring new alternatives for treating and reusing soil

People aren't really using risk assessment and remediation to its full advantage

Blackwell Group - Meet the Buyer Event - Scotland

Blackwell Scottish Office, Bo ness Road, Grangemouth on 26th March 11am - 7pm

£59 million fund to accelerate Enterprise Zone growth

A new fund will deliver the infrastructure that Enterprise Zones need to become economic engine rooms and drive growth across the country.

Soil stabilisation used for Gloucester retail scheme - Geofirma

Leading-edge soil stabilisation techniques are being used for a £34m supermarket development in Gloucester.

New Techniques for Achieving Accurate Sustainable and Cost-Effective Assessment and Remediation of Groundwater

The Brownfield Briefing Groundwater conference is back on 25 April 2013. The programme will focus on regulatory updates, effective sampling and data collection for risk assessment, and sustainable and in-situ remediation.

Environmental Photographer of the Year 10 April - 3 May 2013

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) - Royal Geographical Society

Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation Special Focus Issue

Call for papers for special issue of GWMR opens

NHBC - Brownfield land clean-up - Free seminar - 20 March 2013

An important part of completing the remediation of Brownfield land is the topsoil used to cap the site

3rd International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation

July 15-17 2013 - Toronto - Canada

Plants help dispose of toxic soil polluted by mining

French scientists study 'phytoextraction' as way of decontaminating soil polluted by mining

HBR have recently secured a project to treat tar wastes

by stabilisation & solidification at a site in East Sussex for a large petroleum 

Modular Coarse washing plant

HBR are currently assembling a modular coarse washing plant as part of a treatment train approach for recycling materials

Regenesis webinar event will detail two field study remediation projects

....designed to evaluate the effectiveness of in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) using catalyzed persulfate (PersulfOx™) vs. base-activated persulfate on petroleum hydrocarbons

23rd Annual International Conference on Soil - Water - Energy and Air

March 18-21  2013  Marriott Mission Valley  San Diego California

The 2013 edition of Green Week - the biggest annual conference on European environment policy

The 2013 edition of Green Week - the biggest annual conference on European environment policy

Construction industry nominations for Masterton Decommissioning

.....shortlisted in two categories of the construction industry's most respected award scheme, the 2013 Construction News Specialists Awar

Free Technical Workshop - Liege - Belgium - 18 and 19th February 2013

Interpretation and statistical analysis of environmental data

SuRF-UK Sustainable Remediation Forum UK

SuRF-UK is the United Kingdom’s Sustainable Remediation Forum – an initiative set up to progress the UK understanding of sustainable remediation.


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Huge range of remediation equipment available for sale or hire

From fully functional Soils Washing Facilities to logic control systems, HBR have a huge holding of remediation equipment. To discuss your requirements, please Contact Us. See the Plant section for more information. 

HBR Ltd launch innovative mobile oxidation unit

New technology demonstrates valuable time and money-saving benefits

New Career Opportunities with HBR

HBR are pleased to announce further vacancies within the company. Please visit the Recruitment Section for full details. 

HBR awarded further in-situ works on large-scale project in east London

HBR has recently secured further in-situ works on its project in east London, building on the initial large-scale contract awarded back in Feb 2012.  Plant infrastructure and resources are to be added to the original scope, which are currently bei...

HBR awarded remediation design and feasibility - Frome

HBR have been awarded a contract to provide remediation feasibility and design services for the on-site treatment of impacted soils and groundwater at a former gasworks site in Frome, Somerset. The site is to be redeveloped for residential end-use...

Mobile treatability laboratory upgrade

We have recently upgraded and strengthened the range of testing facilities within our mobile treatability laboratory, to enable more detailed studies to be performed for clients and consultants.  The laboratory features dedicated sample storag...

Extensive Range of Remediation Equipment for Sale or Hire

From fully functional Soils Washing Facilities to logic control systems, HBR have a huge holding of remediation equipment. To discuss your requirements, please Contact Us. See the Plant section for more information.

In Situ Project Nears Completion Ahead of Time

HBR Ltd has recently submitted final validation data for an in-situ remediation project incorporating Dual Phase Extraction, Soil Vapour Extraction and Air Sparging techniques at a former petrol service station in the West Midlands. The original w...

HBR at Sustainability Live

The brownfield industry’s leading conference - Sustainabilitylive! – took place in May at the N.E.C in Birmingham, with HBR Remediation Manager, James Wilson, giving a presentation on “The development of Soils Washing and its role within Soil Trea...

Gasworks Remediation - Yorkshire

Initial bulk remediation works are complete, with soils validated for re-use.  LNAPL and DNAPL recovery works are scheduled to continue to provide the required level of betterment to the site, prior to commencement of final capping and development...

In-situ project begins in London

HBR have begun work on a large-scale in-situ remediation project in east London, which will see our in-house plant and resources deployed to remediate chlorinated solvent impacted soils and groundwater using a combination of soil vapour extraction...