03Jul / 2018
GGS is delighted to be presenting at the Geological Society Conference in Manchester on Thursday 26th July 2018.
“Contaminated Land and Groundwater: Resources, past and future” focuses on 2018, the “Year of Resources”. The conference intends to explore the role of the contaminated land specialist in terms of management of risk to, and sustainable use of, our increasingly valuable land and groundwater resources.
The UK, and in particular the north of England, has a long industrial history including exploitation of the land for resources such as coal, manufacture of natural gas and use of the land for landfill sites.
This conference, taking place at the University of Manchester, will examine the management of this legacy with respect to ground contamination. Presentations will also look forward into emerging specialisms for geo-environmental experts which have been triggered by modern pressures such as the housing crisis and diversification of energy resources.
Speaker topics will include:
- Ground investigation and assessment of both gas works and coal mine sites
- Protection and assessment of risk to groundwater resources from new shale gas extraction sites, nuclear waste disposal sites and other sources of contamination
- Soil degradation and soil health
- Redevelopment of landfill sites
- The Careau colliery project, where disused mine water is being used to heat homes
Managing Director of GGS, Simon Talbot, will be speaking on “Mine Gas – Hazards and Opportunities”. The UK has an estimated 23,000 former landfills which may be associated by landfill gas. However, this sum is dwarfed by the number of mine entries linked to former mine workings.
Simon’s presentation will provide a review of the UK’s mining legacy with particular reference to the South Lancashire Coalfield. The specific hazards and risks associated with mine gas will be discussed with the use of case studies, plus examples of best practice monitoring and risk assessment techniques.
Book your place on “Contaminated Land and Groundwater: Resources, past and future” here.
Find out more about GGS services in continuous ground gas monitoring here.