Coal Mining Risk Assessment, Tong Street, Bradford

A Coal Mining Risk Assessment (CMRA) for a commercial site in Tong Street, Bradford, was delivered in November 2016, on time and to budget. The Yorkshire Coalfield in the area of Tong Street, Bradford, underwent widespread exploitation of both shallow and deep coal seams. The Firth’s Field Colliery was closed in 1897 after works in…

Phase II Geoenvironmental / Geotechnical Site Investigation, Blackley, Manchester

EGG Consultants Ltd completed a Phase II Geoenvironmental  & Geotechnical site investigation & assessment for submission to Manchester City Council in support of a planning application for development of a single private domestic detached residence (single storey with additional ‘lower ground’ level integral garage) on 0.46 ha of undeveloped land at Blackley, Manchester, M9 6BH.…

Spectral map of landfill leachate

Bennadrove Landfill Monitoring, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

The Comhairle Nan Eilan Siar (Western Isles Council) Bennadrove landfill near Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, consists of a number of historical and active landfill cells, with an extension cell proposed to the site (Cell 1G). Some of the historical cells are unlined and there exists the possibility that cells 1B and 1D…

Land Contamination Assessment, Clariant Chemicals, Oswaldtwistle, Lancs.

Environmental Geology & Geological Consultants Ltd. have been retained by a prospective purchaser of the former Clariant chemical Manufacturing Site at Nook Lane, Oswaldtwistle, to liaise with the regulatory authorities and to review and summarise findings relating to land contamination at the site. Findings indicated that site is clearly contaminated with a variety of chemical…

Expert Witness Services – Barton Moss hydraulic fracturing site, Lancashire.

A site visit and soil sampling at the Barton Moss coal bed methane / shale gas / shale oil test drilling site was conducted by Dr Aidan Foley of Environmental Geology & Geotechnical Consultants Ltd, on 9th May 2014. The samples identified soil contamination with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and observation on site revealed a…

Spectral map of landfill leachate

A Cost-Benefit approach to Tracer Testing

WATER TRACING SERVICES UK is a collaborative enterprise between Environmental Geology & Geotechnical Consultants Ltd. and Rigare Ltd. We gave the following presentation entitled ‘A cost-benefit approach to tracer testing’ to the annual Groundwater Modellers’ Forum, which this year was held in Birmingham on 13th May. The presentation may be downloaded in .pptx format here:…

Hydraulic Fracturing Risk Assessment

Hydraulic Fracturing Risk Assessment and Baseline Studies Hydraulic fracturing (or ‘fracking’) may lead to contamination of soils and the subsurface, near-surface aquifers and other water bodies, including public water supplies, rivers, streams and lakes. Contamination may arise either through escape of fluids or gases at high pressure from within the ground, or due to spillages…