Environmental Liability Services Ltd. - Consultancy for Environmental Protection - land

By: Environmental Liability Services  05/12/2011
Keywords: Environmental Protection, Liability Services, Environmental Liability Services

Land contamination may arise from past land use or from point or diffuse sources. Where land has been affected by contamination it may present a risk to a range of receptors including humans, ecosystems, water quality and property such as crops and animals. Current and future use of the land may be adversely affected.

ELS' land services may be summarised as follows:

  • Site reconnaissance
  • Desk-top Study
  • Conceptual Site Model (CSM) Development
  • Sub-surface Site Investigation Design
  • Borehole Drilling and Installation
  • Soil Log Profiles
  • Soil and Water Sampling
  • Soil Gas Monitoring
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
    - Qualitative (human & environmental)
    - Quantitative (human & environmental)
  • Residential & Commercial Oil Spill Management
  • Remediation Options Assessment
  • Remediation Selection & Planning
  • Remediation Specification & Tender
  • Remediation Monitoring & Validation
  • Stakeholder Engagement & Communication

Our services can identify, qualify and quantify potential risks associated with land contamination. Moreover we can help to reduce uncertainty regarding risk in order to assist with the development or redevelopment of land thereby avoiding dereliction and pressure to develop Greenfield land.

Our land services include investigation of site soil, groundwater and soil gas conditions from which key source-pathway-receptor relationships may be identified (Conceptual Site Model (CSM) development). Site investigation techniques commonly used by ELS include intrusive trial pits, boreholes and window sampling as well as non-intrusive surface geophyscis. Our careful planning will ensure resources are used for maximum information and reliable data.

From the information gathered during the investigation stage, we can then assess the risk posed to humans and the environment from contaminants in soil, water and soil gas. This is undertaken through qualitative or quantitative risk assessments.

ELS can evaluate viable options for site remediation and offer assistance with contract procurement as well as site supervision, monitoring and validation of the agreed remediation target values.

Our work is undertaken in accordance with relevant best practice and international standards.

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