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21st March 2011

Caulmert are very pleased to announce the appointment of Don Bradley as Associate environmental consultant to the environmental team, who will be based at their Loscoe office in Derbyshire.

Don is an experienced environmental geochemist specialising in soil gases, landfill derived gases, waste management, and contaminated land. He has previously worked in both the public and private sectors.

Don started his career as an environmental geochemist at the British Geological Survey. Initially involved in geochemical research in support of mineral exploration; his interests increasingly turned towards environmental geochemistry, particularly related to natural and man-made soil gases. This led to three years’ research at the University of Nottingham into landfill gas, concentrating on the odorous constituents. He subsequently worked in consultancy, assisting clients with landfill PPC applications and managing teams covering LFG modelling, air quality modelling , and odour assessment.

Most recently, he led the land reclamation section of Nottinghamshire County Council, where his work combined aspects of economic regeneration, planning and sustainable development, restoration of abandoned and/or contaminated land, including one of the first trials in the country of biomass crop production on an historic landfill.

Specific expertise

Landfill Gas
Specialises in ground gas source identification, generation and migration
Contributing author to Environment Agency and CIRIA ground gas guidance
15+ years’ applied research experience in soil and ground gases
Biomass/renewable energy
Practical experience of establishing miscanthus on poor quality historic landfill covers
Good understanding of biomass/biofuel crops and UK markets for them
Regulatory negotiations
Extensive experience of negotiating on behalf of Local Authorities, Waste Operators, Developers etc with the Environment Agency, Planning Authorities, and Environmental Health Departments (Pollution Control) to gain pragmatic and cost-effective solutions to ground gas and pollution issues
Don has been one of the lead trainers of Environment Agency staff, and other public and private sector organisations, in the use of the original GasSim software and the later GasSim2. Don has run courses for developers on the implications of the then-new CIRIA C659/665 ground gas guidance, to raise awareness but also to reassure attendees that the guidance shouldn’t be seen as an unnecessary burden.

MSc Environmental Rehabilitation
BSc Geology
Fellow of the Geological Society
Chartered Member, Institution of Wastes Management

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