Environmental Consultancy

Contamination Assessment

In recent years, due to government policies, an increasing number of developments are being built on brownfield sites. Managing the risks of contaminated land can often determine the success of a project.

All work is undertaken in accordance with the latest guidelines (British Standards, CLEA, Environment Agency, NHBC, CIRIA, BRE) so that all the approvals from the various statutory authorities may be readily obtained.

The services listed below may be integrated with, or separated from, the geotechnical consultancy services:

  • Pre-acquisition contamination potential appraisal
  • Detailed human health contamination risk assessment
  • Groundwater/ controlled waters risk assessment, including quantitative (P20) assessments
  • UKAS and MCERTS accredited chemical laboratory testing
  • Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) analysis
  • Heavy metal testing, including arsenic
  • Hydrocarbon (fuel/ oil) testing
  • Contamination remediation strategies and method statements
  • Verification/ validation testing of contamination remedial measures
  • Validation of underground fuel tank removal
  • Ground/ landfill gas (methane and carbon dioxde) monitoring and assessment
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) monitoring with Photo-Ionisation Detector (PID)
  • Radon reports and assessment
  • Liaison with NHBC, local authorities and Environment Agency