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Labour propose ban on fracking near aquifers

The full article published in the Guardian on 7 January 2015 can be read here: The Guardian Labour Party says it wants to protect Britain’s drinking water sources and reinstate the right of homeowners to be individually notified of nearby fracking   Labour’s proposal on water catchment areas would ban ...

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Groundwater Flooding

H2Ogeo provides hydrogeology and environmental consultancy on matters relating to groundwater and land contamination. What is Groundwater Flooding? Groundwater flooding occurs when the water table in permeable rocks rises to enter basements/cellars or comes up above the ground surface. Groundwater flooding is not necessarily linked directly to specific rainfall events ...

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WSCC: Gatwick Airport Second Runway

WSCC to discuss proposal and consultation response to Gatwick Airport Second Runway In November 2014 the Airport Commission published for consultation its assessment of proposals for additional runway capacity at Gatwick and Heathrow airports Download here. It invited public comment on the commission’s detailed consideration of each proposal. This includes ...

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Northstowe Housing Development

In the news – Contamination identified at the Northstowe Housing Development Site (Former Oakington Military Barracks) A report in the Cambridge News provides a link to the site investigation report that has been carried out at a 10,000 housing development in Cambridge. There is comment from the local authority on ...

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Tightening the Green Belt

The Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis have insisted that thousands of brownfield sites are available for development, and should be prioritised. This follows the UK Government’s announcement on 2 October that, if the Conservatives are elected next year, 100,000 new homes built on brownfield ...

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Groundwater Tells a Story

Be it observations of historic contamination, previous land uses or abstraction dynamics groundwater tells a story. Some interesting hydrogeology research was published on 21 September 2014 in Nature Geoscience. Reported by the Guardian UK the work focused on uncovering tell-tale chemical spikes in groundwater up to six months before earthquake tremors occur. The ...

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