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: Jan 2015

  1. Small is beautiful: can NanoRemediation be sustainable remediation?

    LQM’s Judith Nathanail travelled to Oslo (NORWAY) in early December 2014 to take part in the NanoRem workshop on sustainability and market opportunities of nanoremediation technology.

    The aim of the workshop was to build a cross-sectorial view of available markets and key sustainability and ethical concerns related to nanoremediation across a range of stakeholder opinions. The workshop will inform an improved understanding of the perceptions of land managers, consultants, technology contractors, planners and regulators of the market opportunities for (near, medium and long term), the likely sustainability of and any ethical concerns about nanoremediation.

    Judith set the scene with a presentation on “Contaminated Land Management and Risk Assessment.

    If you would like to know more about our work on sustainable remediation or on pre deployment risk assessment for nanoremediation please contact us.

  2. Asbestos in soil & made ground: Presentation to EU Common Forum, Naples (ITALY), 9-10 October 2014

    Following on from our work leading the development of the UK first guide on asbestos in soil since 1990, Paul Nathanail (you can follow him on Twitter: @cpnathanail) gave a presentation to policy makers and regulators from across Europe during the Common Forum meeting that was held in Naples in October 2014.

    The presentation, entitled “The UK approach to assessing & managing asbestos in soil & made ground”, included details of the flow charts on preliminary risk assessment and risk evaluation that were developed for the CIRIA C733 Guide to the management of asbestos in soil and made ground (copies available to purchase direct from CIRIA).

    A copy of his slides is available at from the meeting web page:
    Full details of the meeting are also available.
    If you would like to know more about our consultancy or training work on asbestos in soil and made ground please contact us.