Whether you are planning a construction project on a former factory, industrial works or landfill site, RJS Waste Management UK can provide the professional contaminated land remediation services you need.
From asbestos remediation to pollution remediation, we have worked on projects of all sizes throughout the UK. This means we appreciate that each project is different and will use our industry knowledge and experience to deliver the best solution for you and the environment.
What is contaminated land remediation?
The Environmental Protection Act defines contaminated land as any land where, “significant harm is being caused or there is a significant possibility of such harm being caused; or significant pollution of controlled waters is being caused or there is a significant possibility of such pollution being caused”.
And, according to their Guidance on Land Affected by Contamination: “Contamination is more likely to arise in former industrial areas however, it may also be present in other locations including in the countryside (e.g. by inappropriate spreading of materials such as sludges, or contamination being moved from its original source). In addition, some areas may be affected by the natural or background occurrence of potentially hazardous substances, such as radon, ground gases or elevated concentrations of metallic elements”.
When land is classified as contaminated, such as after a bulk analysis sample has been taken, the site will need to be made safe for future construction works. This is where land remediation – removing contamination and restoring the land to baseline condition – comes in.