Machete

You see lots of building developments going up, and large construction sites. When developers clear the site and make the soil level or dig holes for footings or basement carparks – where does all that soil go? Generally, the soil is treated as waste in order to get it offsite quickly.  Sometimes it has historical

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UPSS-underground-petrol-storage-tank

It is relatively common to have underground petroleum tanks on industrial or light industrial sites, due to historical business activities (such as a service station that changes business to a restaurant). When a property changes hands, is redeveloped or tanks reach ‘end of life’ it is often the first time they might be noticed or considered,

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metal recycling facility environmental planning

iEnvi was engaged by a metal recycling facility to complete a Site and Environmental Management Plan (SEMP), also known as an Operational Environmental Management Plan (OEMP), to meet the required conditions of a planning permit for a site they were occupying. A desktop review was undertaken and assessed against environmental regulations. Potentially contaminating activities onsite

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Construction Environmental Management for service station, Mid-north Coast, NSW

iEnvi was engaged by a development construction company to prepare a construction environmental management plan (CEMP) for a service station development in the Mid-north Coast of NSW. The development could not proceed without approval from the local Council, which required a CEMP to be prepared. iEnvi were able to complete a CEMP for the development

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Illegal-dumping-forensic-advice

iEnvi was engaged as a lead technical expert to forensically review the derivation of illegal dumped waste as part of a larger Land and Environment Court case at the request of one of the legal parties. iEnvi inspected and reviewed the waste material, historical aerial photographs, and reviewed branding and other information on the metal

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coatings-environmental-management

iEnvi previously prepared a long term environmental management plan (LTEMP) for a coatings manufacturing facility after a detailed site investigation (DSI), remediation and validation of soil groundwater were completed, to set out the principles for long term environmental management of residual solvent hydrocarbon contaminated groundwater and soil at the site. The LTEMP was also a

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ALGA Australasian_Land_and_Groundwater_Association

  Many thanks to ALGA (Australian Land and Water Group and Michal) for providing the recent seminar on using Willowstick for high resolution groundwater flow modelling, presented by the good folks at Hydroterra. As a former geophysicist (humping back packs of gear across mine sites and glacial flows alike) I enjoyed both the summary on geophysical

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michael-king-island

As a young man, I didn’t know what I wanted to do, from computer engineering switching over to what I thought was an outdoors focussed Environmental Science degree, and a little bit of volunteer work in ecological assessments. But I really cut my environmental teeth in the Persian Gulf on an unplanned opportunity via a

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State Government grants to adopt digital technology

  Congratulations to our head office team on being awarded a Queensland Government Small Business Digital Grant by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training. While our Environmental Scientists have been busy at your site, our head office has been focussed on getting the word out and improving our efficiency through digital technologies as

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reed bed system petrol

A reed bed was designed and installed for the treatment of kitchen waste water and grease coupled with hydrocarbon contaminants from petrol filling area runoff in Raunds, United Kingdom. The wastewater treatment system is still in use, and its performance is conforming to all guidelines and limits set. Reed bed systems represent excellent innovation for

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