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Removing PFAS an award-winning idea

Date: 19 September 2017

A process to remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from contaminated water has won the 2017 CARE award, which recognises sustainable technologies and innovations in the area of contamination assessment and remediation of the environment. Read More

Many disasters, few solutions: chemical contamination needs ‘Paris-like agreement’

Date: 13 September 2017

The head of a global forum has called for a Paris-like international agreement to combat chemical contamination, which he says has five times the impact of climate change. Professor Ravi Naidu, Managing Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), told the CleanUp 2017 global forum this week that a clean Earth is humanity’s next great challenge. Read More

Lead contamination in Australia: where, why and could it be causing crime?

Date: 13 September 2017

Listen to an Australian Science Media Centre briefing with researchers discussing the link between lead in soils and crime. Read More

Plumbing the depths: lead in soil leads to increased crime

Date: 13 September 2017

Children exposed to lead in soil are more likely to commit crime as young adults, an international conference in Melbourne will hear today. Dr Mark Cave, from the British Geological Survey, will present results at the CleanUp 2017 global forum showing lead contamination in an urban area results in increased crime. Read More

Winning students have the write stuff for a cleaner future

Date: 12 September 2017

Winners of the CRC CARE High School Essay Competition are mingling with researchers at the CleanUp 2017 global forum tonight on their journey to a safer, cleaner environmental future. Read More

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