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Characterisation of landfill steel mill sludge waste in terms of shear strength, pore water pressure dissipation and liquefaction potential
Key considerations in developing effective leachate treatment strategies
Metals screening in painted concrete - informing decisions around onsite reuse versus offsite disposal
Asbestos in soil : when the New Zealand regulations apply
Whilst there is clear guidance on how to address asbestos in buildings, there is a serious gap in understanding when New Zealand Regulations apply to asbestos in soil. This paper examines when the following New Zealand regulations apply:
- Resource Management (National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health) Regulations 2011 (the NES);
- Health and Safety in Employment (Asbestos) Regulations 1998 (H&S Regulations);
- Health Act 1956.
This paper provides a brief overview of the regulations, the application of which depend on whether there is a risk to human health. Determination of whether or not there is a health risk from asbestos in soil, in the context of the regulations, is then discussed.
NES permitted activity for subdivision and land use change - what does "Highly unlikely" actually mean and how do you assess it? (1)
The Resource Management (National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health) Regulations, 2011 (the NES) is a national standard that applies throughout New Zealand to address human health effects from contaminated land. The regulations within the NES are relatively prescriptive, except for permitted activity Regulation 8(4). This regulation requires a Suitably Qualified and Experienced Practitioner (SQEP) to make a judgement on whether it is Highly Unlikely that there is a contamination risk to human health from an activity.
There is little guidance on how a SQEP should make an assessment of Highly Unlikely under Regulation 8(4). The purpose of this paper is to generate discussion of what Highly Unlikely means when assessing if the Regulation 8(4) conditions can be met for a particular activity on a site.
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