There are a lot of remedies out there, and more and more people using Remediation as a term specific to their field.
Land remediation and its most dedicated employee the Remediation Engineer are both in the business of resolving (or remedying) problems caused by contamination in soil and water.
Whether contamination poses a risk depends on the scenario, safe levels of a potential contaminant can be much higher under car parks than underneath orchards. The main difference being that people work on the soils in orchards and eat the fruit grown from the soils, are therefore more exposed to the contamination, while soils beneath car parks typically don’t come in to contact with anyone.
Land remediation can include any or all of the following-
- removal of contamination;
- removal of the pathway between contamination and a recpetor, much like the car park analogy above;
- removal of the receptor – e.g. fence the area off; or;
- treatment of the contamination to safe levels;
Each of the above bullet points can be approached in several ways or in combination in even more ways. A remediation contractor / consultant should help you find the right approach.
College remediation in the US of A is unfortunately the biggest hit on my Google Alerts, something we can’t help with, other than telling you to study harder.
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