The ins and outs of the mercury soil guideline value withdrawal

On November 21st the Environment Agency announced they would be withdrawing the Soil Guideline Value (SGV) for mercury (including the associated TOX Report and Supporting Information Document) following discussions with Public Health England (PHE). The discussions arose from a 2012 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)1 report that considered methylmercury and inorganic mercury in food and

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Sinkholes

The process of buying a property has a plethora of considerations resting on the decision to buy or not – Contaminated Land, flooding, radon, planning applications in the area, local energy infrastructure and ground stability should all be factored in.  Planning applications such as extensions can easily be scuppered by issues relating to ground stability,

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Listed Buildings

Many people throughout their lives will likely have come across a listed building whether it be through a visit to one of England’s many historically significant sites or perhaps because they happen to live in one. But as part of the property transaction we should also be thinking of the implications they may have for

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Lewes Bonfire Celebrations

In my home town of Lewes, there are arguably the best bonfire processions and fireworks displays in the country and last night’s spectacular was no exception. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the failure of the Gunpowder Plot and commemorates the seventeen Protestant martyrs that were burnt at the stake in Lewes during

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