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Water Pollution Prevention and Industrial Spill Containment Blog

Check this page regularly to stay up to date with our latest work, discover how we are saving businesses time and money with our spill containment products and services and stay up to date with the latest spill containment and water pollution prevention news and information.

Water Pollution Prevention and Industrial Spill Containment Blog

Check this page regularly to stay up to date with our latest work, discover how we are saving businesses time and money with our spill containment products and services and stay up to date with the latest spill containment and water pollution prevention news and information.

Are we getting better at water pollution prevention?

Are we getting better at water pollution prevention?

Are we getting better at water pollution prevention? Before I get started I should probably qualify the “we” in this question, there are clearly several “we’s” that we could be referring to. There is the “we” which is myself and the team at Sandfield Penstock...

Water Pollution Prevention Special – Storms, Fines, US Polluted Drinking Water and Beavers.

Water Pollution Prevention Special – Storms, Fines, US Polluted Drinking Water and Beavers.

Water Pollution Prevention Special – Storms, fines, climate, Trump and more The past two weeks has seen Britain battered by 'named' storms, with Ciara and Dennis causing significant damage across the nation. At the same time, in the USA, it appears much of the...

Waste-led environment penalties plus a new initiative to combat waste crime

Waste-led environment penalties plus a new initiative to combat waste crime

Waste-led environment penalties plus a new initiative to combat waste crime January has seen a rash of waste-led environment fines, environment penalties and custodial sentences. It's good to know that there's a new taskforce unit for 2020, designed to tackle serious...

What does COVID-19 teach us about the way we have been living?

What does COVID-19 teach us about the way we have been living? The way we have been living with travel, food and entertainment and anything else that our hearts desire available to the vast majority of us at will has now come to an abrupt halt in almost every...

COVID 19, Sewage discharges, illegal waste fines, criminal operations

Covid 19, sewage discharges, illegal waste fines, criminal operations Our current approach to Covid 19; this week Venice's famously polluted canals have cleared for the first time in a very long time, mostly thanks to Covid-19 reducing the number of visitors to the...

Are we getting better at water pollution prevention?

Are we getting better at water pollution prevention? Before I get started I should probably qualify the “we” in this question, there are clearly several “we’s” that we could be referring to. There is the “we” which is myself and the team at Sandfield Penstock...

Environment fines, double the usual rainfall, commercial fires

Environment fines, double the usual rainfall, commercial fires You can run but you can't hide – one Plymouth man has been extradited from Ireland to face a prison sentence for serious fly tipping. We encountered twice the average rainfall in February, a trend that's...

Water Pollution Prevention Special – Storms, Fines, US Polluted Drinking Water and Beavers.

Water Pollution Prevention Special – Storms, fines, climate, Trump and more The past two weeks has seen Britain battered by 'named' storms, with Ciara and Dennis causing significant damage across the nation. At the same time, in the USA, it appears much of the...

Why we should all be concerned about water pollution.

Is it too obvious to state that all human life, all life, depends on clean water? Because water covers 70% of the planet, you would be forgiven for thinking that there will always be enough of it. The issue is that  freshwater, the water we drink, clean ourselves with...

A 13 day-long wood fire, big fines and long custodial prison sentences

A 13 day-long wood fire, big fines and long custodial prison sentencesIndustrial fires and water pollution sit at the heart of our first post for February 2020. Despite tough water pollution prevention laws and strict fire regulations, it keeps on happening. And the...

Abbey Metal Finishing Case Study

We are sharing this case study because Abbey Metal Finishing’s challenges with water pollution started and were resolved prior to the development and introduction of the CIRIA c736 guidance in 2014. Now that we have CIRIA c736 I refer to it regularly and actively...

Waste-led environment penalties plus a new initiative to combat waste crime

Waste-led environment penalties plus a new initiative to combat waste crime January has seen a rash of waste-led environment fines, environment penalties and custodial sentences. It's good to know that there's a new taskforce unit for 2020, designed to tackle serious...

What is a Pollution Control Penstock?

Pollution Control Penstock is a difficult term because, personally, I wouldn't put the word Penstock in the same phrase with the words pollution control. A Penstock Valve is defined as a flow control device. When we talk about pollution control, we're looking for...