GasClam® features in latest Environmental Protection Authority Guidelines.
Australia’s New South Wales Environmental Protection Authority (NSW EPA) recently released its
latest “Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Sites Impacted by Hazardous
The guidelines are designed to increase public and professional awareness and understanding of
hazardous ground gases, and provide comprehensive guidance for the assessment and
management of hazardous ground gas in contaminated land in the Australian state of NSW.
Salamander Group’s technical director, Nathan Boyd stated that, “As an organisation that
specialises in technologies that continuously and remotely monitor ground gas emissions, we
welcome the latest guidelines from the NSW EPA.
“We are pleased that Salamander Group’s continuous monitoring technology, GasClam®, is
featured as an example of field instrumentation currently available to help monitor and collect
ground gas data,” said Boyd.
The NSW EPA Guidelines state that, “Although there have been a number of incidents involving
ground gases in NSW, other Australian states and internationally, both public and professional
awareness and understanding of the problem is limited.
“At the time of preparation of these guidelines, there is no comprehensive guidance for the
assessment and management of ground gases in a contaminated land context in NSW.
There is also currently very little formal guidance in other Australian jurisdictions,” continues the
NSW EPA Guidelines.
The guidelines can be downloaded from the NSW EPA’s website and are available below.