edie feature articles on this day... for August 2003, 2002, 1999, 1994

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in August 2003, 2002, 1999, 1994


August 2003

Maesteg washery gets cleaned-up

The £10 million Maesteg Washery Land Reclamation Scheme, which is funded mainly by the Welsh Development Agency (WDA) is transforming a former coal and iron industry site to provide a new comprehensive school and sports fields, in addition to areas set aside for new housing development.

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Bioremediation injects speed into decontamination

New environmental protection legislation, restrictions on land fill capacity and increases in waste disposal costs have reduced the viability of traditional methods of dealing with contaminated soils. Professionals are therefore looking increasingly at the possibilities offered by in-situ bioremedia

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Bioremediation injects speed into decontamination

New environmental protection legislation, restrictions on land fill capacity and increases in waste disposal costs have reduced the viability of traditional methods of dealing with contaminated soils. Professionals are therefore looking increasingly at the possibilities offered by in-situ bioremedia

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· CSR can benefit more than just business

· Having a blast

· Time to review private sewers

· NSCA survey of local authorities raises alarm

· Casella builds to serve growing markets

· A team not afraid to take risks

· Agency probes health risks from petroleum hydrocarbons



August 2002

The lighter side of waste

Recycling initiatives have saved the company £6,000 per year

Being more environmentally aware is something that can benefit most companies and save money over the longer term. In this article, Tom Wagland, QA and environmental manager at Ricoh UK, discusses the procedures that need to be implemented to attain accreditation, as well as the ongoing work require

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Local authorities gear up to meet the challenge

LAWE’s annual Recycling Sector Review reports on government policy and how local authorities are responding to new responsibilities for recycling and waste minimization.

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Paving the road to waste recovery

Glasphalt can be worked for up to two hours longer than conventional sulfur

Stockpiles of crushed glass are increasingly being used in the construction and repair of our roads, thanks to a material known as ‘Glasphalt’.

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· Smart steps to sustainability

· WRAP targets key sectors to boost recycling

· Paul Haywood looks at techniques available for pipeline renovation

· A guiding light for decision makers

· Power partnering drives innovation

· Beating corrosion naturally

· Government agency reviews brownfield land practices



August 1999

How to meet EU lead standards by 2003

Neil Tarbet from WRc takes a look at the problem of lead pipes and how to choose an appropriate technique, such as trenchless pipe pulling or lining.

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Measuring unpredictable flow conditions

Wide variations in effluent flow rates resulting from changing production schedules or part filled pipes makes accurate flow measurements difficult. But without an accurate flow rate, it is not possible to extract a sample of the discharge for analysis.

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Sweet success for TOC/TN analyser

The Shimadzu TOCN-4100 on-line total organic carbon (TOC) and total nitrogen (TN) analyser has successfully completed a trial at one of Europe's largest sugar processing plants.

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· Optimising burner/ boiler operation

· Training needs a cert

· Severn Trent spends £18M on flagship STWs

· EA to step up enforcement of flow regulations

· Zapping toxic organics

· Securing employee motivation

· Pipe-jacking helps preserve Welsh SSSI



August 1994