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The Contaminated Land Remediation Report from CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: Applications In the Real Environment) has been produced to help provide the wider community with more information and understanding about contaminated land remediation.

The objectives of the research were to:

1.Provide an overview of the understanding of remediation techniques

2.Assess the status of the use of remediation techniques in England and Wales

3.Conduct an environmental and social impact assessment of remediation techniques

4.Conduct a cost assessment of remediation techniques

A leading figure at the Homes and Communities Agency commented that this research provides an essential update for all practitioners, whether they are consultants, contractors, planners or land owners, to summarise the current understanding and utilisation of different remediation techniques.

If you’re interested, there is more information over on our main website about contaminated land remediation.

It’s still easy to think that excavating and disposing of your problem is the best/easiest route forward, without looking at other options, however a variety of remediation techniques are available on the market and at least one may save you money and/or reduce project time frames.

The simplest way to allow yourself this pleasure/pain (delete as appropriate) of choosing the best option is to find a company who can supply the knowledge you want, to present it to you in a clear and concise format, and take you through the options.  A good assessment should provide at least the potential techniques, costs, time frames, and risks (if any) for each route forward.

We’re not quite at the easy access compare the comparison web-site yet, mainly because it’s not a simple process to assess remediation options. To provide a robust assessment, Phase I and Phase II reports are a minimum requirement,  although it is possible to formulate a rough assessment during a conversation so feel free to phone, we love to chat (0131 538 8456).

The level of assessment is down to you, we’ll put a specification together to suit your needs whether it’s a brief letter, or an in-depth report, just ask.  Drop us an e-mail if you have any questions (

To read more see our remediation options appraisal service on our web-site.



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