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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Welcome Juan Pablo

The HFCL team would like to offer Juan Pablo a warm welcome to the company.
Juan Pablo joins us from his position as a Doctoral Researcher for the Earth Sciences Department at Birmingham University, where he applied data analysis skills to understand environmental change and evolution in detail over long periods of geological time.

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Early Careers in Hydrogeology event

The Hydrogeological Group Early Careers Event is back! Taking place on 30th November 2023 at Birmingham University.
HFCL are sponsoring and speaking at the event, and are thrilled about this exciting meet up! It will be an opportunity for Masters students, PhD students, and Early Career Professionals (ECPs) in Hydrogeology to explore the field, understand career pathways and present their work in a friendly environment.

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We are speaking at Flood and Water Management Expo 2023

H Fraser Consulting are excited to announce that we are are speaking and exhibiting at the Flood and Water Management Expo 2023, next week! Taking place on 13-14 September 2023, at the NEC, Birmingham, the Flood and Water Management Expo is set to be bigger and better than ever; serving as the Europe’s largest event …

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