Contaminated Land Services

The management of contaminated land is one of the greatest challenges facing our society today as populations increase, costs increase and the availability of ‘acceptable’ solutions reduce.

EAME is able to offer a range of contaminated land services, these include, but are not limited to:

  • Phase I – Desk Study
  • Phase II – Site Investigation & Characterisation
  • Phase III – Remedial Design and Management
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment
  • Decommissioning
  • Part IIa Compliance Assessments
  • Environmental Permitting Site Condition Reports
Key Project Experience

Recent key project experience has included:

  • Redevelopment of a Former Coal Tar Creosote Works – A review of previous reports and a detailed quantitative risk assessment and remediation options appraisal was undertaken.  A supplementary site investigation was undertaken to delineate three main areas of BTEX, PAH’s, creosote and white spirit contamination. Contaminants were present in soil and groundwater in both the solid and dissolved state. The site was located on a major aquifer. EAME staff project managed the remediation, which was undertaken by a specialist remediation contractor and involved the demolition of existing above and below ground structures, the excavation and off site removal of gross hydrocarbon impacted soils followed by on site ex-situ bioremediation of soils in treatment windrows. Groundwater restoration comprised using 20 well/oil separators and a carbon vessel pump and treat system with in-situ bioremediation of groundwater in the deeper chalk deposits. The abstracted groundwater was treated on site through a mobile processing system and was running concurrently with site development. In order to verify the remedial objectives the installation of monitoring wells was undertaken post remediation and site build.
  • Phase I and II environmental Assessments, Energy from Waste Plants, UK  EAME have undertaken various Phase I (desk-based) and Phase II (intrusive) assessments of a number of proposed Energy from Waste Plants across the UK. The assessments have been required in order to support the associated planning applications.
  • Regulatory Negotiation, Former Petrol Filing Station, UK  – EAME were commissioned to help provide a provisional scope of works in order to provide sufficient information on the ground and environmental conditions of a former petrol filing station sited upon a Principal Aquifer. This scope of works was then presented to the regulatory bodies in order that outline planning permission was gained.
  • Environmental Site Investigations, Plating Works, Cardiff, UK  EAME have undertaken a number of environmental site investigations of various sections of a plating works in order to determine their current contaminative status as well as to provide information to help future redevelopment proposals.
  • Phase I and II of a Former Illegal Waste Depository, Watford, UK  Phase 1 and II of a site which was subjected to the illegal waste deposition of over 200,000 cubic metres of material which included putrescible household waste, gasworks, waste, hydrocarbon contaminated soils and asbestos fragments. The investigation was required in order to characterise the site and to determine the financial implications of remediation.
  • Environmental Site Investigation, Abattoir, York – Phase II environmental site investigation of an abattoir to support a planning application to redevelop the site into a state of the art facility.
EAME Key Contact

If you require further information or you want to enquire about our range of contaminated land services please contact David Wells.