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Australians to help solve global methane threat

Date: 09 December 2021

A collaboration $3.3 million research partnership between mining firm Latin Resources Limited and CRC CARE will put Australia at the forefront of global research to help curb the potent greenhouse gas, methane. Read More

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Reducing plastic in gardens – packaging, weed control raise soil contamination

Date: 05 October 2021

With plastic waste a worldwide problem, consumers are taking steps to reduce use and recycle more household packaging – including in their own backyard. A new study, studying microplastic contamination in backyard soil samples, suggests plastic landscape garden bed linings, commercially produced mulch and remnants of discarded soft plastics are commonly found after 7 or more years of regular degradation. Read More

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Call for Australia to set ‘zero pollution’ goal

Date: 18 May 2021

A group of eminent scientists has urged Australian governments, Federal and State, to adopt a zero pollution target for air, water and land. The researchers have released a powerful new report warning that chemical pollution represents ‘a growing peril and potential catastrophic risk to humanity’ on a scale equivalent to climate change. Read More

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Australia-first study identifies best-practice approach to help industry manage contaminated sites, delivering better environmental outcomes and saving millions of dollars

Date: 07 September 2020

The way in which petroleum-hydrocarbon-contaminated sites are managed across Australia is set to be transformed with the release of a landmark research study that identifies industry best practices to deliver improved environmental outcomes and potentially save $320 million over the next 10 years through more effective remediation techniques. Read More

Call for a Global Contamination Accord

Date: 29 April 2020

In light of the large and rapidly growing risks to human and environmental health from from the many tens of thousands of industrial chemicals now circulating the planet in air, water, soil, food, wildlife and consumer goods, Professor Ravi Naidu, Managing Director and CEO of CRC CARE, has called for worldwide action to reduce the impact of chemical contamination. Read More

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CRC CARE delivers economic, environmental and community benefits for Australia

Date: 14 October 2019

A recent independent economic impact review, conducted by Consulting & Implementing Services (CIS), has confirmed that the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) has provided an impressive return on the investment made by the Australian Government via the CRC Program and the CRC’s 29 research and industry participants. Read More

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CleanUp 2019 awards: excellence in testing, cleaning up and reflection on environmental contamination

Date: 20 September 2019

Impressive leaps in technology and understanding of contamination and its remediation were awarded at the CleanUp 2019 conference last week. For the first time the CARE Award was jointly awarded to the two finalists: BeneTerra and ALS. This award recognises technologies and innovations in the area of contamination assessment and remediation of the environment. Read More

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Innovation the key to combat environmental contamination: growing concern keeping pace with multiplying solutions

Date: 12 September 2019

A global forum on chemical contamination has had its largest conference yet, showing the scope of innovative solutions out there to remediate the environment. Professor Ravi Naidu, Managing Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), told the CleanUp 2019 global forum that collaboration is key to cleaning up the environment. Read More

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Dusty maps, frozen photographs and crumbling tomes: developing a high-tech map of environmental contamination in Australia from historical artefacts

Date: 10 September 2019

The first Australia-wide historical land-use database for assessing site contamination has been developed from open-source and licensed historical artefacts. The new mapping system gives decision makers access to accurate data that allows them to efficiently assess the risk of potentially contaminated sites. Read More

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Modified clay locks up PFAS in soil

Date: 10 September 2019

Australian researchers have developed a technique to lock up PFAS in contaminated soil, reducing its ability to cause environmental harm. Read More