• Screening potential dry-cleaning locations

Screening of dry-cleaning locations

Chemical textile cleaning, also known as dry cleaning, poses an increased risk of severe soil and groundwater contamination. Dry-cleaning locations make use of chlorinated solvents, which can lead to groundwater contamination. There is also a risk of indoor air pollution. The Flanders Public Waste Agency (OVAM) has commissioned Witteveen+Bos Belgium to screen potential dry-cleaning locations in Antwerp and Ghent. The screening comprises historical investigations of potential sources and an initial soil survey of suspected dry-cleaning locations. By means of this campaign, Witteveen+Bos is helping the Flemish government to achieve its aim of starting clean-up operations for all high-risk historically contaminated sites by 2036.

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