Adeptus Blog

November 10, 2015
Study suggests willow trees grown in contaminated soil (phytoremediation) are more resistant to pests

Nature is amazing in its ability to defend and repair itself when harmed. A new study shows willow trees are able to turn on and off components of their DNA when planted in contaminated soil,… Trees can decontaminate land, while protecting themselves from pests Researchers from the University of Montreal have discovered that willow trees […]

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November 9, 2015
Atmospheric deposition of unburnt rocket fuel and its transformation products

1,1-Dimethylhydrazine (also known as unsymmetrical dimethyl hydrazine, UDMH) is a commonly used rocket fuel. In some locations, such as the surroundings of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, extensive pollution by 1,1-dimethylhydrazine has occurred, mainly from the early stages of rockets falling back to earth. The Baikonur Cosmodrome was constructed in the Soviet era, and has […]

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October 29, 2015
Devolution of the Contaminated Land Regime

The Environmental Protection Act 1990, Part 2A, is the underlying basis of contaminated land regulations, but guidance as to its implementation varies, as responsibility for contaminated land has been devolved within the UK. Contaminated Land Regulation in the UK England The revised ‘Contaminated Land Statuary Guidance’ (concerning part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990) […]

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October 22, 2015
The Environmental Damage Regulations (2015)

The Environmental Damage Regulations (EDRs) are wide-ranging government regulations that can potentially apply to many businesses. The regulations are the UK government’s implementation of the EU Environmental Liability Directive 2004/35/EC. The regulations were formally designated as ‘The Environmental Damage (Protection and Remediation) Regulations 2009’, but have recently being re-issued for England, with very minor modifications, […]

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