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Since the early 1980s, MJCA has provided independent advice on environmental issues to the public and private sectors.  Over this period, environmental management has changed significantly as our understanding of the environment steadily develops, standards tighten and new legislation is introduced.  To keep ahead of this scientific, technological and legislative change we review continually and develop our services, to ensure that our clients receive advice which satisfies both best practice and current and future demands.  Our proven environmental and operational experience, high technical standards and commercial awareness enable us to provide practical, cost effective advice and solutions.

Services Include:

  • Water assessment and management
  • Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Surveying and Computer Aided Design
  • Geotechnical and Ground Engineering Services
  • Atmospheric Emissions
  • Waste Management Technology and Solutions
  • Mineral Development
  • Landfill Design and Management
  • Contaminated Land
  • Construction Quality Assurance of Low Permeability Barrier Systems
  • Corporate Environmental Issues
  • Training

 

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Please find a link to the note on “Misclassification of waste and how to avoid it”  published by the Environmental Services Association. This guide was developed by a waste industry group, including MJCA, to help people to avoid the errors that commonly are made.

 


Follow this link to read our March 2017 Contaminated Land Newsletter

This newsletter provides an update on contaminated land news covering the following topics:

  • More housing on brownfield
  • Unlocking brownfield development
  • Contamination and archaeology
  • DoWCoP update
  • Asbestos - JIWG
  • National Quality Mark Scheme - 2017

 

Leslie Heasman and Dr Mark Sudworth of MJCA provided expert technical advice to the legal team representing Recycled Material Supplies Limited (RMS) who won a landmark judgement  ([2017] EWCA Crim 58) in the Court of Appeal on 24 February 2017. The Court of Appeal was asked by RMS to consider whether the activities it conducted at its site in London comprised a site-based waste operation regulated by the Environment Agency or a site-based waste operation and a separate Part B mobile plant operation regulated by the local authority (London Borough of Newham).  The Court of Appeal ruled that RMS did not undertake a separate Part B mobile plant operation at the site and therefore the waste activities should be regulated solely by the Environment Agency.  On this basis the Court of Appeal ruled that the Environmental Permit for Part B mobile plant issued by London Borough of Newham was invalid and consequently quashed the convictions that resulted from a prosecution brought by London Borough of Newham in 2014 for breaches of the Part B permit.  The technical advice provided by MJCA was instrumental to the defence case presented at the original trial and to the successful grounds of the Appeal.  This decision has implications for future regulation at other sites where the same activities are currently regulated by both an Environment Agency and a Local Authority Environmental Permit.


Follow this link to read our October 2016 Newsletter 


Follow this link to read our September 2016 Contaminated Land Newsletter

This newsletter provides an update on contaminated land news covering the following topics:

  • Post referendum - what now?
  • Brownfield registers
  • The current status of contaminated land in England
  • Historical landfills
  • National Quality Mark Scheme (NQMS) for Land Contamination Management - update
  • New standards

MJCA to transfer to the new Quality Management System Standard BS EN ISO 9001:2015

We implement and maintain an effective Quality Management System that is designed to control the processes which affect the quality of our work and the advice that we provide. The Quality Management System is subject to regular review and is revised as and when necessary to meet changes in the needs of our company and our clients. Our current Quality Management System is in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001:2008. As part of MJCA’s commitment to providing consistently high quality advice and standards of service to our clients we are currently going through the process of making adaptions and enhancements in order to make sure that our quality management system complies with the new BS EN ISO 9001:2015 standard. All MJCA staff will be trained and have defined responsibilities for performing their duties in accordance with the new standard and our Quality Policy.


Follow this link to read our June 2016 Contaminated Land Newsletter

 This newsletter provides an update on contaminated land news covering the following topics:

  • Environment Agency consultation news
  • Environmental Quality Standards updated
  • A history of groundwater protection
  • Groundwater data sources

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