Joint SoBRA / RSC December 2022 Conference
Current Issues in Contaminated Land Risk Assessment

Date: Thursday 8 December 2022

Hybrid In-person and Virtual Conference

Venue: The Royal Society of Chemistry, The Library, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA


09:30 Registration, Tea & Coffee

09:50 Introduction, Morning Chair – Kate Jones (RSC Toxicology)


10:00 EA Updates and Observations from the Other Side of the Table – Viv Dent (EA)

10:25 National Contaminated Land Officers Group (NCLOG) Update – Rebekah Norbury (Cheshire East Council)

10:35 Grazing Livestock on Contaminated Land Issues and Solutions – Jackie Evans (ADAS)

10:55 Discussion, Q&A – Morning Chair & Speakers

11.05 Morning tea and coffee break


11.20 RSC Policy Position on PFAS, PFAS Prioritisation in UK REACH & new UN Panel for Chemicals, Waste & Pollution Prevention – Camilla Alexander-White (on behalf of the RSC Toxicology Group)

11:45 Hazard Characterisation of PFAS Toxicology, and Implications for the Risk Management of Contaminated Land – Jo Wilding & Sarah Bull (Cambridge Environmental Assessments)

12.15 The Measurement of the Dermal Bioavailability of Potentially Harmful Organic Soil Contaminants – Jack Lort (BGS / UK HSA)

12.35 Discussion, Q&A – Morning Chair & Speakers

12.50 Lunch & networking

13.40 SoBRA Annual General Meeting – SoBRA Executive Committee & Members


13.55 Introduction, Afternoon Chair – Simon Cole (SoBRA Chair)

14.00 A Reflection on 30 Years of Vapor Intrusion Investigations – Past Practices and Current Trends – Robert Ettinger (Geosyntec)

14.45 Derivation of Screening Distances for the Assessment of the Petroleum Vapour Intrusion Pathway – Rachel Barratt (Arcadis)

15:05 Discussion, Q&A – Afternoon Chair & Speakers

15:25 Afternoon tea & coffee break


15:40 Odour: Just a Nuisance or a Health Hazard – Sarah Dack (UK HSA)

16:00 SoBRA Subgroup Representatives

16:30 Final Discussion, Q&A – Afternoon Chair & Speakers

16:40 Closing remarks – SoBRA Chair

16:45 Drinks Reception