ICU exhibition to promote UK plc in pollution clean up and remediation markets

NEWS RELEASE: ICU (International Clean Up) the country’s only land remediation and pollution clean up exhibition will be held alongside et2003, the UK’s premier environmental technology and management services exhibition, at the NEC from 8-10 April 2003.

Said ICU Steering Group Chairman, Professor Jim Lynch: “The International Clean Up and remediation business is on the verge of massive expansion. The USA has a clear lead in the field, with rapid advances being made in countries like Australia. However there is strong Government encouragement and support in the UK, and we have the opportunity to take the lead in Europe. The ICU exhibition supports UK plc in developing new markets.”

With a range of industrial, scientific, research, and non-governmental organisations attending the exhibitions, important environmental sectors promoted at the NEC range from brownfield site development to remediation technology.

An estimated 50 companies will exhibit at ICU, many returning from previous years. Edmund Nuttall Ltd, Churngold Ventham, Kore Technology Ltd and Zetica have all booked show space. Other exhibitors will include exciting new high-tech spin out companies from universities.

ICU provides a specialist commercial platform for any organisation involved in providing solutions for: Assessment, including site investigation, risk analysis and monitoring; remediation of contaminated land and landfill sites; treatment of polluted rivers, beaches and ports; emergency response to leaks and spills of hazardous substances and insurance, legal and financial aspects of clean up.

Churngold Remediation’s Managing Director and ICU seminar speaker, Craig Sillars said: “Churngold Remidiation considers ICU an excellent showcase to promote our full range of process based technologies. Whilst we have always received high quality leads from both consultants and problem holders at previous ICU exhibitions we hope that being attached to et2003 will increase the numbers wishing to learn more of the variety of solutions we have to offer.

There will be two seminar programmes presented by leading industry professionals at this year’s ICU and run throughout the 9 and 10 April.

On 9 April, the theme is Funding Brownfield Redevelopment. The speakers will take an overview of the range of options available and then examine in detail some of the main options such as public and private funding. The day ends with a panel discussion, questions and answers. (Seminars are subject to change and speakers are yet to be confirmed)

On 10 April, the highly successful series of Local Authority Seminars will be continued. Presentations include an update on Contaminated Land Exposure Assessment (CLEA) by the Environment Agency, the SNIFFER Methodology (Scotland & Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research) Choosing a Remediation Strategy, Commissioning a Site Investigation and Housing Stock Transfers. Confirmed speakers include Dr Paul Nathanail (Nottingham University) Craig Sillars (Churngold Remediation) and Simon Johnson (Certa).

In addition, The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) is hosting a meeting of the Contaminated Land Working Group and a seminar on Remediation Licensing.

Faversham House Group (FHG) took over ICU this year and for the first time it will be co-located with et2003 at Birmingham’s NEC.

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For information on booking stands for the show, please contact Jamie Clarke on 020 8651 7168, email [email protected] or John Taylor on 01332 694 532, email [email protected]

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