The contamination of groundwater usually occurs as a result of a former industrial process e.g. oil or gas works, solvent or manufacturing use, storage of oil, rail or transportation depot or accidental spillage. Contaminated groundwater can pose significant problems for the potential re-sale or re-use of former industrial sites in terms of the practicalities of undertaking remediation works and the costs involved to clean up the land. Groundwater may show a wide range of contamination, including oils, phenols, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), solvents, pesticides, heavy metals, cyanide and arsenic compounds.
KDC can offer practical cost effective solutions and design barriers and treatments to keep the contamination well below acceptable levels. We also liaise with relevant regulatory authorities such as SEEPA and the EA on your behalf.
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