A warm welcome Kim!

We are excited to announce that Kim Gray has joined the HFCL Consulting Team as a Principal Consultant, bringing over 20 years of experience as a hydrogeologist in the environmental sector.

Kim holds a background in Physics and completed her PhD at UMIST, focusing on developing analytical models for water transport through porous media.

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HFCL Spring Newsletter out now!

We are excited to announce that H Fraser Consulting’s seasonal newsletter has just been released. Whether you’re an industry professional, an enthusiast, or just curious, our newsletter is designed to keep you informed and engaged.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – we love ‘nerding’ about rocks, soil and water!

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International Women’s Day 2024

IWD is an amazing annual celebration of the historical, cultural, and political achievements of women all over the world. And let’s face it, the achievements are many! We’re proud to have so many fantastic ladies on our team (and of course some great men too), so we’re all for celebrating! 

This year’s campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2024 (8th March) is “Inspire Inclusion”, and to celebrate, the HFCL team invited some of the inspirational men and women in our lives to join us for lunch at the Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

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Exploring the PFAS-Landfill Connection

“Landfills make toxic liquid hazardous to drinking water” said The Guardian in a recent article, which covered the “forever chemicals” Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These chemicals are resistant to degradation, and the Guardian berated the Environment Agency for not knowing which landfills contained them.

That landfills contain hazardous leachate is nothing new, and that is why modern facilities have complex engineered lining systems to manage risk to the environment. While PFAS are currently first and foremost among the emerging chemicals of concern to the environment industry, the fact that they are present in leachate is not a surprise.

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Is time-lag a drag for your nutrient neutrality assessment?

We can help developers achieve nutrient neutrality, by assessing the timelag between reducing nutrient loading and the impact reaching the water environment. Development achieves nutrient neutrality when the nutrient load created through additional wastewater (including surface water) from the development is mitigated. By designing development alongside suitable mitigation measures, additional nutrient loads can often be avoided or mitigated. This approach is called ‘nutrient neutrality’ or ‘nutrient offsetting’. It essentially allows developments to be permitted without impacting on the condition of protected sites.

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Merry Christmas from HFCL

It’s a tremendously exciting time to be an environmental professional, as the focus nationally and globally shifts from risk management and compliance to developing nature-based solutions to the problems that we face.

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Roz Cox joins us!

Roz joins us as a Senior Consultant having almost 20 years of experience working in contaminated land, water and gas. She has been involved with a wide range of site investigations and remediation projects across the UK, Ireland, Portugal and New Zealand.

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