2015 – Current Issues in Contaminated Land Risk Assessment

SoBRA & RSC Toxicology Group

Date: 16th December 2015
Venue: Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA


Programme & Links to presentations (* required login)

9:30 am Registration and tea & coffee

9:50 am Morning Chair’s remarks and housekeeping – Chris Taylor (SoBRA)

10:00 am Update from Defra* – Maggie Charnley/David Middleton (Defra)

10:15 am Update on research/publications/guidance from the Environment Agency* – Trevor Howard (Environment Agency)

10:30 am Risk assessment of waste to land* – Ian Martin (Environment Agency)

11:00 am Discussion and Questions to Speakers

11:15 am Morning Tea and Coffee Break

11.40 am Potential for airborne asbestos from soil contamination* – Gary Burdett (Health & Safety Laboratories)

12.00 pm  Brofiscin Quarry: Part 2A site vapour intrusion case study* – Simon Cole & Tim Rolfe (AECOM)

12.20 pm Keynote Speaker – Human health risk assessment regarding contaminated land: state of the art* – Frank Swartjes (RIVM)

1:00 pm Discussion and questions to speakers

1.15 pm Lunch

2.00 pm SoBRA AGM

2:20 pm Afternoon Chair’s remarks – Kate Jones (RSC Toxicology Group)

2.25 pm Case Study: Groundwater risk assessment at the Avenue Coking Works* – Martin Westwood (Jacobs):

2.45 pm Ground gas and vapour latest developments* – Steve Wilson/Sarah Mortimer (EPG)

3:05 pm Discussion and questions to speakers

3:15 pm Afternoon Tea and Coffee Break

3:40 pm Update on additional Category 4 Screening Levels project* – Simon Firth (Firth Consultants)

3:50 pm Outcomes from the Summer 2015 Workshop* – Geraint Williams (Alcontrol Laboratories) & Lucy Thomas (RSK)

Updates from Subgroups

4:00 pm

4:00 pm Discussion and questions to speakers

4:55 pm Closing Remarks – Lucy Thomas – SoBRA (in-coming Chair)

5:00 pm Drinks Reception