Potential Anthrax Investigation

A burial pit of a pig and its piglets, all reportledy with anthrax, was present on a site that was to be residentially developed.

Following detailed and rigorous risk assessments and method statements, approved by the local authority, Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and Environment Agency (EA), to ensure the safety of site personnel and the public, the site was invetsigated and the location of the burial pit was accurately identified and delineated.

Although the absence of anthrax was proven, the carcase and surrounding lime was excavated and removed from site, in accordance with an agreed methodology, for public relations purposes. These works were also devised, supervised and validated by Ruddlesden geotechnical ltd.

The result was a site that was suitable and safe for residential development.

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