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iEnvi was engaged to develop an operational environmental management plan (OEMP) for an automotive recycling company in south-west Brisbane, Queensland. The OEMP was required as part of their development application for converting the site into a wrecking yard and adding additional features for stripping. This was a low risk site, that had minor contamination from

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iEnvironmental Australia (iEnvi) was recently engaged by an architect firm to conduct a preliminary site investigation on a property they wanted to convert into a child care centre. Preliminary site investigations are required for obtaining development consent for most projects. The developers requested a desktop only preliminary site investigation, and as such, a site visit

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The Queensland government is introducing a $70 per tonne (and up to $150 per tonne for highly contaminated materials) waste levy to discourage both state and interstate companies from sending their rubbish to the state’s landfills. The QLD waste levy, effective from 1 January 2019, will bring Queensland into line with other states who charge waste

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iEnvironmental Australia recently conducted a preliminary site investigation (PSI), soil sampling, and subcontracted a geotechnical investigation for developers as part of their obligations under their development planning permit, just outside Ballarat in Sebastopol, Victoria. We delivered a full PSI of the 4.1 Ha site with 30 soil bores to 5m depth, soil sampling, and geotechnical

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Construction environmental management plans (CEMP) are basically the who, what, when and where of on-site environmental management during construction activities. They explain how potential environmental harm will be mitigated during a construction project by analysing possible environmental harm scenarios that could occur and setting out plans to avoid and minimise negative environmental impacts. When undertaking

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Dense nonaqueous phase liquids (DNAPL) are a group of halogenated semi-volatiles, non-halogenated semi-volatiles, and halogenated volatiles with a greater density than water. These contaminants are found at hazardous waste sites where chlorinated solvents, wood preserving wastes, coal tars, and pesticides have been used. DNAPL are present in immiscible hydrocarbon phase and often are difficult to

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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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