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Grave danger – Cemeteries as a source of groundwater pollution

Halloween is nearly upon us, and bringing with it thoughts of ghosts, skeletons and spooky cemeteries Graveyards have long been considered scary places thanks to the corpses beneath our feet, but probably not because of the contamination risk they can pose to groundwater. A body might seem harmless (zombies excepted), but for those of us […]

Water Pollution

Cristina Ortega is a Groundsure environmental consultant. In this post she discusses water pollution and the impact this can have on the environment and property transactions. If you have any questions or comments about this article you can contact Cristina via email at Water pollution Did you know that the annual average amount of water […]

Old gas works, new pollution

Brighton is famous for lots of things but surfing is not one. The surf in Brighton is small and infrequent however that does not mean there is a void of impassioned surfers wanting to get in the water at every opportunity. After a long lockdown, the first really swell and surfable waves came to Brighton […]

Air pollution on the London Underground: The effects and what is being done

Air pollution in the London Underground Air pollution has experienced an upturn in topicality recently, due to attention provoked by the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone policy by the London Mayoral administration and that the Supreme Court ruling three times last decade (2015, 2016, 2018) that the UK Government is in breach of EU […]

Pollution incidents

Sarah Gathergood is an environmental consultant at Groundsure. In this blog, Sarah discusses pollution incidents and how they may affect you. If you have any questions or comments about this blog, you can contact the residential consultancy team at Although written sometime around the 1950s, Tom Lehrer’s comedic song ‘Pollution’ still rings true in today’s world. The song implies […]

Groundwater abstraction and Source Protection Zones

Definition and classification of Groundwater abstraction and Source Protection Zones Groundwater provides a third of our drinking water in England and Wales, 7% in Northern Ireland and 3% in Scotland [1]. In some areas of Southern England, groundwater supplies up to 80% of potable water. Potable water, also known as drinking water, is water that is safe […]

Energy Security: The Resurgence of Fossil Fuels?

In the second of our two part blog on where the future lies for UK Energy policy, what resources will drive it and how this could impact our communities, we look at the role that existing fossil fuels continue to play, despite numerous pledges to reduce their consumption. Yet global geopolitics and spiralling imported energy […]

Is your local golf course really what it appears to be?

Yorkshire has a rich and diverse history, which goes as far back as the Vikings, the Angles and the Romans. Yorkshire was a hub of industrialisation, with industries such as textiles, coal, iron and steel forming the base of the industrial revolution in Yorkshire, and the north of England1. The remnants of this rapid urbanisation […]

New Agricultural Report – What are the 5 main environmental risks associated with agricultural land uses?

Agricultural land uses and farming take many forms; arable and pastoral, and/or organic and intensive. Although farming has moved in recent years towards more organic methods, intensive farming methods are still very common and widely used commercially[1]. The agricultural activities at intensive farms can pose a variety of risks to the surrounding environment through contamination […]

Environmental Impacts of Agricultural Land Use

What are the Environmental Impacts associated with Agricultural Land uses in the UK? This is the second instalment in a series of blog posts which will identify and evaluate the typical environmental impacts associated with day to day farm processes. What is slurry? How is it stored and what are the relevant guidances and regulations? […]