LQM is a specialist environmental consultancy based in Nottingham (UK) with an international reputation for assessing and managing the risks posed to human health and the environment by contaminants in soil. Increasingly this is being done within a context of sustainable development and specifically sustainable brownfield regeneration.

We provide consultancy, peer review and expert witness services, contract research and training courses on all aspects of the management of land contamination to problem holders, developers and local government.

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Archive: Sep 2014

  1. LQM/CIEH S4ULs: Prepublication offer

    LQM/CIEH S4UL publicationWell a lot has been achieved in a very short time and the new LQM/CIEH ‘Suitable 4 Use Levels’ publication is nearing completion.  We hope to start printing and distributing complementary copies to the delegates who attended the S4UL workshops this autumn (currently anticipated before the end of October).

    Until then, we are pleased to announce a PRE-PUBLICATION OFFER price of £200 per copy.  The standard price will be £300 so this pre-publication offer represents a substantial 33% saving!  Plus there is then a further 20% discount for online card payments, which results in unbeatable value at £160 per copy.

    To take advantage of this time-limited offer and ensure early delivery as soon as they are available from our printers, please visit our website at: http://www.lqm.co.uk/publications/s4ulpp/ .  Please note all prices excludes postage and packaging and associated VAT and conditions apply.

    Background: The LQM/CIEH ‘Suitable 4 Use Levels’ (S4ULs) will replace and update the previous LQM/CIEH GACs.  The S4ULs will present soil assessment criteria (updated in line with developments in UK human health risk assessment guidance and development in the toxicity, fate and transport of substances since 2009) for an extended range of 89 substances. The S4UL are based on Health Criteria Values representing minimal or negligible levels of risk under planning. For each substance, S4ULs have been derived for each of the six current generic land uses and a range of Soil Organic Matter contents. All toxicological and physical-chemical inputs used in the derivation of the S4UL are clearly identified and justified.