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Environmental Update

Asbestos Treatment Facility Success! 

Crestwood Environmental Ltd. was appointed to prepare a Planning Application, EIA and Environmental Permit application for a proposed cement-bonded asbestos treatment facility in Staffordshire. Following receipt of the planning permission our client is delighted that the Environment Agency has now issued an Environmental Permit to allow operation of the facility.

Currently all cement bonded asbestos waste in the UK is landfilled. This new facility is thought to be the first in the world to use kiln-based technology to thermally treat cement bonded asbestos waste and denaturise the material to produce a secondary aggregate for use in road building. The high temperature thermal treatment process changes the composition of the asbestos fibres to render them entirely non-hazardous. The Health and Safety Executive (as a statutory consultee) undertook their own independent high temperature trials on asbestos to confirm the denaturing process by using Polarised Light Microscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy techniques to confirm that asbestos fibres were no longer present in the treated material. 

If you would like planning or environmental permitting advice, then please do not hesitate to contact us (info@crestwoodenvironmental.co.uk).

Crestwood provides UK Housebuilder with Environmental Permit expertise

Crestwood Environmental have been appointed by a national housebuilder to prepare and submit an Environmental Permit application for waste recovery to enable the placement and infilling of a disused railway cutting. The railway cutting suffers from significant fly-tipping and was attracting anti-social behaviour.

The Client plans to remove the fly-tipped waste to authorised receptor sites and infill the railway cutting with inert materials to enable the development of 240 new houses and provide public open space at the site. The infilling works will be undertaken in accordance with the Environmental Permit and a Section 106 Agreement, and will involve the deposit and compaction of approximately 200,000 tonnes of inert soils and subsoils in accordance with an approved landscaping scheme.

If you would like planning or environmental permitting advice, then please do not hesitate to contact us (info@crestwoodenvironmental.co.uk).

Crestwood completes Emissions Inventory

Crestwood Environmental has completed a detailed emissions inventory and screening exercise of a large biscuit making facility in Manchester. The work involved using the Environment Agency’s H1 software tool and site monitoring data to quantify NOx and ammonia emissions to air from 36 point source locations across the site. The work will be used to inform a comprehensive air quality modelling process, required due to meet the requirements of the AQMA. 

 

If you would like advice on industrial emissions, then please do not hesitate to contact us (info@crestwoodenvironmental.co.uk).