All over the UK there are thousands of sites that have been left contaminated by their previous uses. These sites are usually associated with industrial processes or activities that may no longer be in operation, but where waste products or residues may still pose a threat to the environment or to those using the land. There is increasing pressure to re-use such brownfield land which is potentially affected by contamination, rather than developing greenfield areas.
At APEC we offer a range of contaminated land services: -
Desk-top studies consider the historical and current use of a site to identify potential sources of contamination as well as the geology, hydrogeology and hydrology of the site. We also undertake a site walkover to identify structure and to form a description of the site and land coverage. This initial study will also identify the receptors that may be at risk from the site. The desk-top study provides the basis for the next stage of the site investigation.
Site investigations include the development of a conceptual model to aid in understanding the dynamics of the site, and a sampling programme to identify contaminants, as directed by the desk-top study. The purpose of the site investigations is to confirm the presence or absence of all identified sources pathways and receptors to allow a full risk assessment to be undertaken.
Risk assessments are produced using recognised techniques, such as the CLEA model.
Remediation advice can be provided, according to the client's needs.
If you are interested in any of the above services please 'Contact Us' for further details.