07Jul / 2014
Simon Talbot, Managing Director and founder of Ground-Gas Solutions Ltd was invited by the Australasian Land and Ground-Water Association (ALGA) to open its first contaminated land conference to be held in New Zealand with a key note presentation on, ‘Thirty years of ground-gas monitoring, risk assessment and protection’.
The June conference was held in Auckland and attracted 125 consultants, contractors and local authority regulators from all over New Zealand with a few delegates attending from Australia.
Simon was also asked by ALGA to run a full day technical workshop on ground-gas risks, monitoring and protection with particular emphasis on the continuous monitoring techniques.
Landfill gas migration is increasingly being identified as a contamination issue within New Zealand as many former landfills are located next to and beneath existing development or are identified for future development. In the absence of New Zealand national guidance on ground-gas issues, the existing and emerging UK approach to these problems was seen to be relevant.
In addition, information about Ground-Gas Solutions current work on the ACUMEN, EU Life+ funded research project into assessing, capturing and utilising methane from expired and non-operational landfills was received with interest.
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