We provide a comprehensive service for all types of contaminated land clearance and fly-tipped waste disposal.
We work closely with our clients to develop tailored solutions to fulfil your objectives and meet the environmental settings and site end-use. Services we offer include: Advice on legislation compliance, risk and hazard assessment including implications, contaminated land clearance, on-site management of remediation works, waste management services, removal and disposal of fly-tipped waste.
How to deal with contaminated land and how Chirmarn can help
Dealing with contaminated land in the UK involves several steps that must be followed to ensure the safety of people and the environment. At Chirmarn we know this all too well and that is why we are always on hand to help business owners and people in domestic residential properties to learn about the dangers of living on or near contaminated land. Here are some general guidelines:
- 1. Identify the contaminated land: Before anything else, determine if the ground is contaminated. This can be done through a site investigation involving soil sampling and laboratory testing.
- 2. Assess the risks: Once the contamination has been identified, a risk assessment must be conducted to determine the potential risks to human health and the environment. This will involve considering factors such as the type and level of contamination, the nature of the site, and the potential for exposure.
- 3. Decide on a course of action: Based on the risk assessment results, you will need to decide on a course of action. This may involve remediation (cleaning up the contamination), containment (limiting the spread of the contamination), or simply monitoring the site to ensure that the contamination does not pose a risk.
- 4. Plan and carry out remediation: If remediation is necessary, you must plan and carry out the work. This may involve removing contaminated soil or treating it in place, depending on the type and level of contamination.
- 5. Verify that the land is clean: Once the remediation work is complete, you must verify that the land is pristine. This will involve additional testing to ensure the contamination has been removed or contained.
- 6. Monitor the site: Even after the land has been cleaned up, it must be monitored to ensure no further contamination. This may involve regular soil and groundwater testing to ensure that the contamination levels remain within safe limits.
It's important to note that dealing with contaminated land can be a complex and costly process. Therefore, if you are dealing with contaminated land, it's recommended that you seek the advice of a qualified environmental consultant or remediation specialist to ensure that the work is completed safely and professionally.
Why do I need contaminated land services?
Contaminated land services are typically required when a property or piece of land is suspected or known to be contaminated with hazardous substances or pollutants. These services which are available from Chirmarn can be essential for a variety of reasons, including:
- 1. Compliance with regulations: Depending on your location and the property's intended use, rules and laws may require you to identify and remediate any contamination before using the land. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in legal action, fines and potential harm to public health and the environment. It may also damage your company reputation.
- 2. Protecting public health and the environment: Contaminated land can pose a severe risk to human health and the environment. By identifying and addressing any contamination, you can help ensure that the ground is safe for use and does not threaten nearby communities or ecosystems.
- 3. Liability management: If you own or are responsible for the contaminated land, you may be liable for any harm that results from the contamination. By working with a contaminated land services provider, you can manage your liability and reduce your risk of legal action.
- 4. Site redevelopment: If you plan to redevelop a contaminated property, you may need to work with a contaminated land services provider to assess the contamination and develop a remediation plan. This can help you ensure the property is safe for use and meets any regulatory requirements for redevelopment.
Overall, contaminated land services are essential for identifying and addressing any contamination on a property or piece of land, protecting public health and the environment, complying with regulations, managing liability, and facilitating site redevelopment.