If after soil testing it is determined that soil contaminants on a site pose human health or ecological risks, and they cannot be effectively managed on site, (or development imperatives require removal of the contamination), then soil contamination on site, sometimes referred to as site remediation or soil remediation, may be required. In the video below we show you a project where we did some on site remediation to enable our client to get the development permits needed for their residential development in suburban Melbourne.
Our approach to site remediation
Because soil decontamination costs can be so expensive, the approach Atma Environmental takes to site remediation is to thoroughly consider all options, eliminate unknowns, plan like heck, identify contingencies and then carefully manage the process once underway so that final costs are contained as far as possible and surprises are reduced whilst meeting all environmental and OH&S requirements.
Our team of highly experienced environmental engineers deliver on the promise of delivering you a decontaminated site by ensuring that data gaps are filled in, alternatives are considered, specialist inputs are obtained, options are cost-estimated, pros and cons weighed, recommendations made, approvals received and a detailed remedial action plan (RAP) prepared and executed.
There are a vast number of methods available for the remediation of soil and groundwater contamination. Selection of the best remediation method or technology will depend on site-specific circumstances and these range between simple excavation and removal of soil to a licensed landfill, to complex installed groundwater technologies.
As specialist contaminated land consultants, Atma Environmental have in-depth experience in many forms of site remediation on a wide range of site types. The keys to effectively decontaminating a site are: adequate site characterisation, excellent planning and site management, and flexibility in dealing with any deviations that do come up.
This vast experience translates to better outcomes for our clients, because the cost of site remediation works can be significant and better decision making and project management onsite literally saves our clients tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars in the cost of remediation works.
We go into detail about this in the video above and also on our homepage under the heading ‘Here’s How Our Consulting Experience Could Save You Six Figures on a Typical Residential Development”.
Talk to Atma Environmental about your environmental remediation needs. With more than 30 years experience in site remediation in Melbourne, we will get you the best possible outcome and control your soil remediation costs.