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LNAPL

Light nonaqueous phase liquids (LNAPL), sometimes referred to as phase separated hydrocarbons (PSH), are hydrocarbons that have densities lower than water and don’t mix with water (i.e. think of petrol or oil floating on water).  In environmental consulting, we generally come across LNAPL when it floats on the groundwater table or is sorbed into the

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PFAS

Since we wrote about the PFAS National Environmental Management Plan (NEMP) in February 2018, and released several PFAS FAQs earlier this year, the understanding and knowledge regarding PFAS and their environmental risks has evolved. PFAS (per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) have been in use for over 50 years in household products like non-stick cookware, and industrial and commercial uses like

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Sydney Water and other government bodies are currently undertaking naturalisation of concrete lined stormwater canals by replacing the bland concrete with river banks of rocks and native trees, which provides more ecological habitat and increase surrounding property value. The project goal is to create a natural environment that encourages native animals, especially birds, to live

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Major cost savings can be made with a little extra ingenuity when it comes to managing your property developments, environmental approvals and waste soil. Often when constructing a new building, removing underground storage tanks, building a new sports field or remediating contaminated soil the method has often been to get soil off site directly to

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Changes are on the way. In NSW, the key to planning for the remediation and development of contaminated sites for the last 20 years has been the State Environmental and Planning Policy (SEPP) 55, which is finally being changed to the new Remediation of Land State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP). Here are some of the changes

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Any person who has contaminated land, or the owner of any land that is considered potentially contaminated, is generally required by law make a report to their local state EPA body, depending on the state environmental or contaminated land regulations. In NSW this must be completed using a prescribed form, under section 60 of the

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