Caulmert have been appointed to complete a contaminated land assessment of an access track comprising made ground that bisects the client’s quarry. The track needs to be removed to allow the quarrying operations to be extended, and it had been hoped that the soils could be reused on site within the landscaping works. An initial ground investigation and chemical testing identified that elevated concentrations of lead are present.
Caulmert has subsequently been requested to complete an extended ground investigation and chemical assessment of the initial section of track, plus a further length of track that will also needs to be removed at a future date. The assessment will require detailed statistical analyses to determine the whether there is significant contamination by lead, which will be used to confirm the most treatment and appropriate disposal route for the made ground.