Soil Remediation

How remediation works are to be carried out relies heavily on various factors which influence the approach, results and costs. Because of this, no “ideal” remediation technique exists. Based on the type of contaminant, the location, the (hydro)geology and the soil structure, Witteveen+Bos will investigate which technique is going to produce the best result for you.

Choosing an appropriate remediation approach

The OVAM has set down legal requirements which need to be met for soil remediation to take place, including strict rules concerning execution and follow-up of the works. If you discover soil contaminants during construction works or project development, or when investigating damage, it is important to seek assistance in these cases also.

Boasting a multi-disciplinary team of experienced project managers and environmental advisers, we work together with clients and partners in striving for successful soil remediation. To achieve this, we consistently employ the best available technology, from classic civil engineering techniques to on-site remediation options. We also evaluate whether the cost of remediation is proportional to the impact of the contaminants on people and the environment.

Small-scale pilot tests rule out uncertainties

In order to rule out possible uncertainties and provide sufficient guarantee of success, we can carry out a pilot test on site. As part of this, we evaluate whether the remediation technique is also likely to be successful on a larger scale. The advantage of this is that we can quickly adjust our approach where necessary and, by doing so, keep costs down.

Witteveen+Bos provides guidance throughout the preliminary stage, in which we create a remediation design and provide this to the government institution responsible for permitting. Following approval of the design, the remediation can begin. We guide you throughout this process and closely monitor the works.

 

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Samuel Van Herreweghe

PMC manager Soil and Groundwater