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Medical technology joins the fight against pollution

Date: 12 September 2017

Technologies that have been pioneered for medicine, such as detection of infectious diseases and cancer, and genetic testing, have been adapted for environmental clean up. Read More

Any property, any suburb, any town: how ice contaminates thousands of properties

Date: 11 September 2017

Tens of thousands of Australians are living and working in properties that may be contaminated by methamphetamine, commonly known as ice, affecting their health and wellbeing. Read More

Chemical weapons, climate change, asbestos, and PFAS: Global forum to clean up the environment

Date: 04 September 2017

700 scientists, engineers, regulators and other environmental professionals from more than 20 countries will be in Melbourne at the 7th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference – CleanUp 2017, which this year incorporates the 1st International PFAS Conference. Read More

Prof. Ravi Naidu in Global Centre for Environmental Remediation lab

A clear approach to the global threat of contamination

Date: 09 June 2017

In a commitment to furthering research into the global threat of contamination, the University of Newcastle (UON) has today unveiled a $15-million world-leading lab facility dedicated to finding better ways to assess, manage, clean up and prevent environmental contamination. Read More

Some firefighting foams contain PFOS and PFOA

New Australian guidance for dealing with sites contaminated with firefighting foam chemicals

Date: 24 March 2017

New national guidance – published this week and made freely available to all by CRC CARE – offers the most up-to-date, evidence-based advice for assessing, managing and remediating the emerging contaminants PFOS and PFOA. Read More

Firefighting foam runoff

World-first technique for eliminating toxic chemicals linked to firefighting foam contamination

Date: 10 March 2017

CRC CARE has developed a new approach to breaking down potentially harmful 'PFAS' contaminants, which have been detected at firefighter-training locations, including airports and other aviation facilities. Read More

Derelict mine teaser

Better ways to clean up old mines

Date: 04 November 2016

The world’s foremost experts in mine site rehabilitation and clean-up will gather in Singleton NSW on 6-8 December 2016 to discuss the latest and best ways to clean up old mine sites that may still be leaking toxins and pollutants into water, air and the human food chain. Read More

Port Hedland Lidar scan teaser

Better way to track dust can reduce contaminant burden on communities

Date: 01 November 2016

A new tool for monitoring and analysing dust plumes – particularly those containing potentially harmful contaminants – will improve our understanding of, and help reduce, the impacts on affected communities. Read More

Ravi Naidu addresses the audience at the CleanUp 2015 gala dinner

Call for global action on ‘toxins without borders’

Date: 16 September 2015

A call for worldwide action to staunch the growing tide of toxic contaminants flowing across the world’s borders and throughout the Earth system was made at the CleanUp 2015 conference in Melbourne today. Read More

Clean-up injects new value into old urban lands

Date: 15 September 2015

Effective clean-up of contaminated sites delivers large returns to land-holders and taxpayers, and can boost home values for citizens living nearby by more than 10%. Read More