Clean soil plays a profound role in supporting healthy ecosystems. Scaada’s skilled team of environmental consultants recognise the importance of assisting clients to manage a variety of soil challenges and offer a range of soil contamination and remediation services.
Our soil management services are delivered as standalone service, or for more complex environmental issues, in conjunction with other project needs. As with any environmental project, Scaada aim to balance the competing interests of the community and the environment, alongside the commercial viability of the project.
Soil contamination is typically encountered on sites used for previous industrial, commercial and agricultural purposes. In most cases, the soil has been contaminated by hazardous substances. As a result, the soil may pose a risk to human health through direct ingestion of soil particles or, if volatile, through volatilisation and entry into buildings or, if leachable, through groundwater systems.
Asbestos soil contamination
As with other contaminants, asbestos soil contamination may pose existing and future implications. The potential for asbestos containing materials to produce airborne asbestos fibres needs to be assessed due to the associated health risks following exposure. If asbestos contamination is suspected, Scaada will conduct a thorough site assessment to evaluate:
- Condition of asbestos containing material
- Extent of asbestos contamination
- Depth of asbestos (surface level or buried at a depth)
- Current and future uses of the affected land and potential risk to human health
Our highly experienced environmental consultants, skilled in environmental science and engineering, regularly support clients to manage issues of soil contamination, including asbestos. This is generally required pre and post construction works and other development projects.
Scaada will conduct a comprehensive site assessment. This may include soil and water testing and air monitoring. Once we have established the causal factor, our team will work closely with the client to assess their needs and budget. Next, we will design a tailored environmental management plan for site remediation and, if required, deliver a complete end-to-end project management service.
SCAADA soil remediation services:
Scaada have years of experience and expertise in soil remediation, providing services to a wide range of clients including waste and landfill operators, government authorities, land and commercial developers and industrial/contaminated landowners. Scaada’s soil contamination and remediation services include:
- Preliminary site investigations
- Detailed site investigations (including soil and water testing, air monitoring and analysis)
- Environmental Management Plans
- Remediation strategies
- Hazardous building materials assessments