NAPL in the UK context, does it matter?

When: 6th November 2019

Where: The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF

Synopsis: From petrol and diesel to chlorinated solvents and coal tar, the UK has a legacy of non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) contamination beneath the ground. In this, the Geological Society’s “Year of Carbon”, the Contaminated Land Group invite you to join a one day conference looking at characterising and managing NAPL.

Published in 2003, the Environment Agency Illustrated handbook of DNAPL transport and fate in the subsurface, warned readers that the science of assessment and remediation was new and evolving. With publication of CL:AIRE’s LNAPL Companion in 2014 and guidance on Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Groundwater in 2017 questions are raised:

  • Where does this leave the assessment of accidental or legacy releases?
  • What advances have we made and what is the current regulatory position?

The day will run in four sessions:

  1. Keynotes on dense and light non aqueous phase liquids.
  2. Existing guidance and its application in the UK.
  3. Assessing risks from non-aqueous phase liquid.
  4. Remediation of non-aqueous phase liquid.

There will be key note presentation from sector leaders and a series of 20-minute presentations followed by question and answer sessions.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • LNAPL – Mike Rivett, GroundH2O
  • DNAPL – Gary Wealthall, Geosyntech

Plus contributions from SoBRA and RemSoc.

A poster competition will also run throughout the day.

Register here: https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/CLG-NAPL

Call for Abstracts

Please submit abstracts for presentation or poster submissions to

Anna Hitchmough at ahitchmough@rsk.co.uk.

Deadline for abstract submission is the 31 May 2019.