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Telluric Land Remediation completes housing development cleanup in record time! 

 housing development cleanupWe have recently completed the remediation of a former petrol station in Cheshire which was heavily contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons. The local housing developer needed a solution that would not hold up the build programme. The first stage was removal of floating free phase contamination followed by in-situ chemical oxidation.  Construction of the residential development continued during remediation, which was completed in 6 weeks.

 May 2018

Due to increasing workload we are looking to recruit an Environmental Technician, based at our Cardiff office, to help out on remediation sites throughout the UK. The successful candidate will have an interest in environmental issues and ideally be qualified to degree level in an environmental / engineering discipline. You will assist in environmental sampling and monitoring, collation of results into spreadsheets and report writing. Experience will be gained in site assessment, project management, client liaison and a wide range of contaminated land remediation techniques. One of the main requirements is flexibility, with the ability to sometimes work unsupervised and alone. A practical approach to problem solving would be an advantage along with knowledge of Word, Excel, etc. A full driving licence is essential.

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April 2017

We have an urgent requirement for an experienced contaminated land professional to join our team in Cardiff. Suitable candidates will have a relevant environmental or engineering degree and ideally have a minimum of 5 years experience at Project / Contract Manager level. You will have extensive experience in managing remediation contracts along with thorough knowledge of soil and groundwater remediation techniques.  Possessing strong personal skills for managing site labour and specialist trades, you will be expected to travel to remediation sites throughout the UK. 

January 2017

Telluric Land Remediation is pleased to announce that we have now been accepted onto the Achilles UVDB vendor database. As one of the world’s largest and most trusted providers of supplier information, Achilles established the UVDB on behalf of all the major UK utility organisations, to help assist them in sourcing credible, reliable, quality vendors. By being registered and pre-qualified with this service, Telluric Land Remediation is part of an industry wide scheme and as such, is searchable by all the major utility sector buying organisations.

January 2016

Telluric Land Remediation recently attended RemTech Expo 2014, at the Ferrara Exhibition Centre in Italy, to promote our remediation product DCL Biosolv. This prestigious event took place 17 – 19 September bringing together remediation companies, environmental experts, scientific community and decision makers from around the world.

DCL Biosolv has proved to be a highly efficient and cost effective solution for chlorinated solvent contamination in soil and groundwater.  Information on DCL Biosolv is available by following the link, or alternatively phone Mike Holroyd on 02920 453311.

September 2014

Telluric Land Remediation has successfully cleared a large South Wales manufacturing site of Japanese knotweed and giant hogweed. A pre-works survey was initially undertaken to determine the locations and extent of the knotweed stands.  A large number of knotweed infestations were identified covering an estimated area of 9,500m2 on this 44 hectare site.

Telluric treated the invasive plants by application of the systemic herbicide, glyphosate, using knapsack sprayers, over three growing seasons.  Stem injections were undertaken in sensitive locations such as close to the nearby river and in the vicinity of other sensitive non-target plants such as trees and ornamental shrubs.

The case study is available for viewing.

December 2015

Telluric Land Remediation has just completed the injection phase of an in-situ bioremediation project on a large manufacturing site in Derby.  Groundwater was found to be contaminated with chlorinated solvents including trichloroethene and tetrachloroethene due to past industrial activity. 

In-situ anaerobic bioremediation was identified as the best option to address two source areas of contamination and to provide protection against dissolved contamination in the groundwater migrating towards the nearby River Derwent.  Approximately 160,000 litres of remediation product were injected to depths of up to 6.0m in the source areas, and at the site boundary in the form of a 140m long permeable reactive barrier. The case study is available for viewing.

September 2015

Telluric Land Remediation has just completed a soil remediation project in Cornwall.  This housing development site was found to be underlain by a thin layer of black ash and clinker, containing significant concentrations of polyaromatic hydrocarbons.

Initial works involved careful segregation and stockpiling of clean and contaminated soils in order to minimise the volume of materials requiring treatment.  The affected area was partially located within a tree root protection zone, requiring careful consideration, and liaison with the local Tree Preservation Officer, during excavation and reinstatement.

Approximately 1200 tonnes of contaminated soil were transported to an off-site treatment facility, providing significant savings over disposal to landfill.  

November 2014

The Directors at Telluric Land Remediation are pleased to announce successful recertification following a two day audit by SGS. It was confirmed that Telluric’s integrated management system continues to meet the requirements of ISO9001:2008, ISO14001:2004 and BS OHSAS18001:2007.

The SGS audit team conducted a process-based audit focusing on significant aspects, risks and objectives. The audit methods used were interviews, observation of activities, and review of documentation and records.

Our management system facilitates, through standardised organisational structure and procedures, clear and transparent responsibilities, optimised information flow, monitoring tools and continuous improvement practices leading to improved customer service, quality control, environmental and health & safety performance.

December 2013

Telluric Land Remediation has just completed an ex-situ soil bioremediation project in Bedfordshire.  This extensive redevelopment site was heavily contaminated with oil hydrocarbons due to past industrial activity.

Telluric acted as Principal Contractor and was responsible for the excavation, bioremediation and reinstatement of treated materials. Approximately 5,000m3 of contaminated soil with an average TPH (C5 - C35) concentration of  20,100mg/kg were excavated to a depth of up to 8m. The remediation targets, previously agreed with the Environment Agency, were reached after six months of treatment.

October 2013

The Environment Agency has updated the Technical Guidance Document WM2, "Interpretation of the definition and classification of hazardous waste".

The updated guidance became applicable on 1st of September 2013 and includes several significant changes to the definition and classification of hazardous waste. For example, updated detail is provided for many wastes and their classification, plus new clarification on the hazard classification applicable to waste oil.

This new guidance could significantly affect the classification of contaminated soils originating from remediation sites.

The document is available for download here: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/waste/32180.aspx

September 2013