News and Events

  • Management of Asbestos in Soils: an All Ireland Approach
  • Asbestos in soils (AiS) pose significant financial, legal and reputational risks for the management and redevelopment of brownfield lands across the island of Ireland. Unique and varying legal regimes, minimal disposal options and divergent approaches by both practitioners and regulators all conspire to make the management of AiS in Ireland a complex field that can jeopardise redevelopment projects.

    The Ireland Brownfield Network (IBN) is currently producing a guidance document to support an all-Ireland approach for the investigation, assessment and management of AiS through referencing existing legislation and industry-led guidance and best practice. The overall aim of this document will be to provide developers and their advisors with a reference guide to explain their legal requirements and identify appropriate mitigation measures to support the safe management and development brownfield land.

  • Asbestos in Soils: Whats the Magic Number?
  • 19th Sept 2018, Remediate Confrence, QUB, Belfast

    The IBN will be hosting a workshop at the Queens University Remediate Conference in September 2018 in Belfast on Asbestos in Soil. At this workshop we invite practitioners to feed into the development of a best practice guidance document which is currently being produced by the IBN. The workshop will provide a summary of the proposed chapters detailing the investigation, analysis and assessment of Asbestos in Soil, and the subsequent management of risks through remediation and management of waste.

  • Public Consultations
  • The IBN has provided technical response to a range of public consultations most recently The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform National Development Plan 2018-2027 and the EPA Consultation draft guidance document on EPA Licensed Soil Recovery Facilities.

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