Day: 14 September 2004
Cleaning up with Biofuels
Miles Davis, Consultant Scientist, WRc
Contaminated land is rarely out of the news. A study led by English Partnerships recently estimated that there are some 66000 ha of Brownfield sites in the England and Wales; a figure that is growing each year, with only a few thousand ha brought back into productive use. With the Landfill Directive (1999/31/EC) already prohibiting the co-disposal of non hazardous and hazardous material to landfill (ending the common practice of disposing of contaminated soils with other materials) and soon to require the pre-treatment of soils classified as hazardous prior to landfill disposal, the pressure has never been greater to find new contaminated site remediation alternatives.
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