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  • Site Remediation Understanding the Site Remediation 18/04/2016

    If you own a contaminated site, then it’s important to understand what your options are when it comes to management and clean up. In this article, we explore the concept of site remediation and the options available to owners seeking to use a site for residential, industrial or commercial purposes. What does remediation mean? When …

  • Ozone Depleting Substances Understanding Ozone Depleting Substances 31/03/2016

    Although the concept of ozone depletion only entered public consciousness in the 1990s, the man made chemicals responsible for this dangerous phenomenon have been in common use since the 1920s and are still in use today. Scientists have proven that ozone depleting substances have played a key role in stratospheric depletion. What are they? ODS …

  • 5 Hazardous Materials Found in Heritage Homes Around Melbourne 24/03/2016

    Melbourne is a city filled with beautiful heritage homes that have a distinctive architectural style. These properties are highly valued for their old world charm and character but these elegant buildings are full of potential hazards. It’s no secret that building practices and materials have not always been as regulated as they are now, and …

  • Soil Contamination Fact File 21/03/2016

    Just as pollution affects our air and water, it also seeps into the ground beneath our feet. Soil contamination is a common issue on industrial sites and in this article, we examine the implications of soil contamination and the management solutions available. What is contaminated soil? Contaminated soil is soil that contains human made chemicals. …

  • Dealing with Mould in Your Home or Business 14/03/2016

    Mould is something humans have lived with for centuries and not all of it is bad. Mould is a type of fungi which belongs in the same family as mushrooms and yeast. However, the indoor mould we are talking about in this article is highly destructive and can cause numerous health problems as well as …

  • Groundwater Fact File 08/03/2016

    Groundwater plays a crucial role in the health of our waterways but it is also vulnerable to contamination as a result of industrial activity. Preserving groundwater quality is one of the most important environmental responsibilities within the industrial sector and it is vital that site owners and commercial operators ensure that their activities have a …

  • Asbestos Fact File 25/02/2016

    Over the course of a century, asbestos went from being a trusted building material to a public health hazard. Although it poses a low risk to the general public, asbestos can be hazardous when exposed or damaged. In this blog, we take a closer look at what asbestos is, how to identify if asbestos is …