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October 19, 2023

Navigating Complex Remediation: Rehabilitating the Catherine Hill Bay Coal Mine

LakeCoal Pty Ltd faced a challenging contamination issue at the Catherine Hill Bay Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP), on the central coast of NSW. This site, with a rich history of coal mining dating back to 1873, required comprehensive environmental rehabilitation due to the historical impacts on soil, groundwater, and nearby surface waters. 

March 15, 2022

How Gold Coast City Council Became the Benchmark for Monitoring Landfill Gas

When the City of Gold Coast needed a reliable and experienced environmental consultant to construct a landfill gas monitoring network across their sites, they turned to Environmental Earth Sciences International (EESI). With over 30 years of experience and a track record of providing cost-effective, scientifically sound solutions to local governments, councils and developers, EESI was the perfect choice.

January 12, 2022

EESI’s Phytoremediation Technology Resolves Complex Groundwater Contamination at Manufacturing Plant

The owners of a manufacturing plant approached EESI with a request: to develop a sustainable solution for a complex contaminated groundwater issue affecting their operation. EESI accepted the request and embarked on a mission to ...

Moree Families receive peace of mind thanks to EESI
January 12, 2022

Bioremediation Gives Moree Families Peace of Mind: Carcinogenic Playground Tarmac Removed

During an upgrade of playground equipment at a kindergarten in Moree, an old tarmac surface was uncovered. Moree Council’s testing of the tarmac showed an elevation in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), some of which are ...

January 12, 2022

Newcastle Rail Project: Successful Remediation of over 110,000m³ of Acid Sulfate Soils

The Newcastle Rail Project was a 38 hectare development in Newcastle, New South Wales. During the soil surveys, potential acid sulfate soils in excess of 110,000m³ were identified. Acid Sulfate Soils in Australia Acid sulfate ...

January 12, 2022

EESI Team Pioneers a Remediation Technique to Maximise Onsite Reuse of Metal Contaminated Soils

Environmental Earth Sciences International was engaged to design a remediation technique to maximise the onsite reuse of soil after metal contamination in soils had occurred. THE SOLUTION To address this challenge, the EESI team developed a ...

January 12, 2022

How Sydney City Council Is Being Enabled to Dispose of Stockpiled Waste Materials Safely

Have you ever wondered what happens to trash dumped along the roadside? In Sydney’s western regions, many of these stockpiled materials are left for the council to remove, posing a potential health risk to the ...

January 12, 2022

Regenerating Sumatran Ecosystems by Managing Acid Sulfate Soils

Environmental Earth Sciences International were engaged to provide technical advice, as well as input to the development of control and management systems for a 10,000 hectare agricultural plantation in Sumatra which was completely underlain by ...

January 12, 2022

Assessing Soil and Land Suitability for a Queensland Coal Mine

Environmental Earth Sciences International was engaged to conduct a soil and land suitability assessment and a Strategic Cropping Land (SCL) assessment at a proposed coal mine in Queensland. THE SOLUTION The works included a desktop ...

January 12, 2022

From Waste to Resource: How a Large Tile Manufacturer Was Enabled to Reuse Manufacturing Waste and Become More Sustainable

There was an ongoing waste stream of slurry and marble cake from tile production at a tile manufacturing facility. The client was facing significant cost to dispose of the waste material in landfill. Environmental Earth ...

January 12, 2022

How Sydney Olympic Park Ensures Ecosystem Health and Community Safety Through Landfill Monitoring

Sydney Olympic Park is one of the most significant landfill remediation projects in Australia. As the land has a variety of uses, the main concern for the landfills is the management of exposure pathways and ...

January 12, 2022

Successful Asbestos Assessment and Removal at Public School

EESI was engaged to conduct an environmental investigation and provide expert advice on the audit and approval process for the development plans at a public school. The project presented a potential risk for the presence ...

January 17, 2019

EESI’s Quarterly Landfill Monitoring Helps Nillumbik Shire Council Improve Environmental Compliance

Nillumbik Shire Council needed to monitor the Kangaroo Ground and the Plenty Landfills in accordance with their aftercare management plan. EESI was engaged to conduct quarterly monitoring and produce reports on the council’s compliance with ...

December 13, 2017

EESI assists One Steel Recycling to successfully carry out Industrial Make Good for property disposal

Environmental Earth Sciences International was engaged by One Steel Recycling to carry out an Industrial Make Good for a Property Disposal. The location was 0.5 hectares within an industrial site that had been leased by ...

October 10, 2023

EESI Group Appoints Ian Brookman as New CEO

EESI Group, a leading provider of brown environment consulting services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Brookman as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective October 2023.

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May 27, 2023

Is Environmental Compliance Really the Best Way Forward?

There is a general perception in our community that big businesses operate outside of the oversight of the regulator or are not scrutinised to a degree that enacts change. As Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) themes play a greater role in our businesses, is the environmental compliance framework the best tool for innovation and continual improvement? ​

May 25, 2023

Soil Contamination: Assessing and Treating Asbestos for Safe Remediation

When it comes to soil contamination, asbestos is a serious health hazard that requires careful assessment and management.

August 9, 2019

Understanding Queensland’s Waste Levy: What You Need to Know

Queensland’s Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy aims to reduce waste and promote recycling. This is supported by a Waste Levy, which offers a financial incentive to waste producers who reduce the amount of waste ...

April 5, 2019

Transforming Waste into Usable Soil: An Inside Look at New Soil’s Bioremediation Process at its Soil Recycling Facility

Bioremediation is a process that promotes the natural microbes in soil to digest hydrocarbon-based contaminants, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and petroleum hydrocarbons (TPHs). These contaminants are commonly found in waste by-products from gas ...

May 2, 2018

EESI Group Helps Win Landmark Court Case Against Linc Energy

Linc Energy, a gas company operating out of Queensland’s Darling Downs, has been found guilty of causing serious environmental harm through the operation of its underground coal gasification (UCG) plant. The case is a significant ...

December 13, 2017

How to Manage Asbestos on Development Sites Effectively: Key Tips

EESI Group hosted a successful Technical Seminar in 2017 on managing asbestos on development sites. In case you missed it, we’ve put together some key points from the seminar to share with you. Read on ...

December 13, 2017

Understanding the Persistence and Breakdown Patterns of Pesticides for Effective Environmental Management

Pesticide contamination is a significant environmental concern that necessitates a thorough comprehension of the chemical and biological characteristics of pesticides to address off-target movement and environmental persistence. The Importance of Persistence: The Misconception of Faster ...

December 13, 2017

Solid Waste Management and Disposal Systems at Mills and Refineries: What You Need to Know

Solid waste management at most mills and refineries is controlled by disposal costs. That’s why the focus of this paper is waste management by disposal management. There is a growing trend in most Australian states ...

December 13, 2017

How do I know if I need an Environmental Consultant?

The role of an Environmental Consultant is to advise clients on the best course of action to achieve an outcome which is beneficial for all stakeholders. Often there are many parties involved in the processes ...

December 13, 2017

An Easy Guide to Mining Waste Characterisation

Waste characterisation is the study of the environmental impacts of mining waste during mining, processing and above ground storage of ore prior to treatment. Waste characterisation needs to consider whether the waste will cause: Once ...

January 12, 2022

Successful Asbestos Assessment and Removal at Public School

EESI was engaged to conduct an environmental investigation and provide expert advice on the audit and approval process for the development plans at a public school. The project presented a potential risk for the presence ...

January 12, 2022

Identifying and Treating Groundwater Contamination Under Infrastructure

Identifying and Treating Groundwater Contamination Under Infrastructure Identifying the source of contamination beneath industrial plants can be a challenging and costly endeavor. Groundwater investigation programs often require a variety of sophisticated techniques to detect and ...

December 13, 2017

How Can Treated Soil Be Beneficially Reused?

Soil, compost and B grade quarry material sustainably produced by the Skipton Soil Recycling Facility will be used and blended to create a range of products such as engineered fill, sub base, sands, gravel, landscape ...

December 13, 2017

Soil and Groundwater Remediation Tips

Soil and Groundwater Remediation Tips Remediation is the management of contaminated sites via various methods such as treatment, containment and removal of chemical substances or waste to prevent, minimise or mitigate potential effects to human ...

December 13, 2017

In Situ Vapour Extraction of Soil Gas in a Clay/Shale Profile

Environmental & Earth Sciences Environmental & Earth Sciences Pty Ltd have designed and installed an insitu vapour extraction system which has been designed to effectively achieve the following: Volatilise and vent petroleum hydrocarbon vapour contaminant ...

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