The Importance and Process of Contaminated Land Remediation

Reclamation of previously useless and unusable land that had been ravaged by contamination of whatever scourge had befallen it, is called Contaminated Land Remediation. We are taught how to recycle non biodegradable garbage since we were young as part of an alternative proper disposing of waste products. Land remediation has a very similar concept. Basically, it takes back a land its value and make it usable once more.

There are so many factors that play into land contamination. One of these factors include chemical industries had once stood in said land. An outbreak of very harmful pollutants that result in the introduction of these chemical facilities, deliberate or not, contribute in the desolation and degrading value of the land.

The goal of contaminated land remediation is to stop such harmful chemicals and pollutants from spreading and causing further harm to the land. The remediation team can only hope the contamination is on the surface only and not farther down to the water table. Either cases can be effectively controlled by remediation though and should be brought back to its original condition for safe use.

The "dig and dump" method in contaminated land remediation is the easiest process in reclaiming land back. It's essentially the process of digging out contaminated soil and dumping it in a contained place far from unspoiled natural land. While there is a place designated for the dumping of contaminated land which effectively reclaims land it previously was part of, it hardly ever really solves the problem of pollution.

The good news is, there are many methods now employed during contaminated land remediation to effectively get rid of pollutants. The first effective step in the process is to do thorough research about the land in question to uncover its history so the next appropriate steps for remediation will be determined.

This research or what is call Contaminated land investigation, should be able to determine the type and extent of contamination the remediation team will be dealing with. Data such as geology, hydrology, and soil information can be gathered in the research process.

A site investigation report or site survey is performed next. This will be done after basic geological and historical data has been gathered to provide further scientific information about the land which include groundwater and gas sampling and be able to spot risks that may be encountered during remediation.

Even further ground investigation that determines the risks involved is carried out to be able to zero in on areas which contain extensive contamination. All the following data and information gathered will allow for the appropriate measures and strategies of safe and successful land remediation. You can check this video about land remediation services: