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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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Risk-based Management of Land Contamination at Foundry Sites

Casting Technologies International, the foundry industry research association, in association with LQM, has developed guidance on the land contamination issues associated with foundries. The report aims to : i. inform regulators and policy makers about foundries to assist them in fulfilling their statutory duties; ii. educate developers on contamination issues that may need to be addressed at sites occupied by, or near to, former foundries; iii. assist foundries in devising strategies for site risk management to prevent or minimise the potential for land contamination from current and future activities, as well as to manage existing contamination risks; iv. Present information for other interested parties (eg property purchasers, banks, insurance companies) who may have to make decisions regarding land that has historically been used by, or affected by, foundry operations.

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In 1991, foundries were highlighted as a “potentially contaminative land use” by the then Department of the Environment and more recently, have appeared on local authority land inspection lists and guidance
prepared for developers.

Castings Technology International, the foundry industry research association, in association with Land Quality Management Ltd., has now developed guidance on land contamination issues in the industry with funding from the UK Landfill Tax Credit scheme. The project results provide an appraisal of land contamination at foundry sites that aims to:

  • assist foundries in devising strategies for site risk management to prevent or minimise the potential for land contamination from current and future activities, as well as to manage existing contamination risks;
  • inform regulators and policy makers about foundries to assist them in fulfilling their statutory duties;
  • educate developers on contamination issues that may need to be addressed at sites occupied by, or near to, former foundries;
  • present information for other interested parties (e.g., property purchasers, banks, insurance companies) who may have to make decisions regarding land that has historically been used by, or affected by, foundry operations.  

Title: Risk-based Management of Land Contamination at Foundry Sites

Authors: Martha McBarron, Glyn Morley, Paul Nathanail & Paul Nathanail (Editors)

Publisher: CastingTechnology International (Sheffield)

Published: 2004

ISBN: 0 953309 06 1

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