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Pollution study

CIRIA has commissioned a special study which aims to establish ways of controlling water pollution from construction sites.

The project will focus on developing guidance to minimise the number of water pollution incidents resulting from construction activity. It also sets out to establish the amount of wastewater discharging from construction sites and the contamination of groundwater by site

run-off. CIRIA's research contractors are Hyder Consulting and Costain Building & Civil Engineering.

'The construction industry uses many processes and substances that pose a significant pollution threat to the natural water environment,' says Daniel Leggett, head of CIRIA's Water Group. 'It already recognises that it needs to improve performance in this important area and the CIRIA project will help achieve this.'

Hyder is running a workshop in Cardiff on 5 May to discuss key issues relating to the project. email andy.heap@hyder- con.co.uk

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