CONTAMINATED LAND TREATMENT
Many sites across the country have a range of polluting substances present in concentrations above
background levels and are therefore categorised as ‘contaminated’ land.
With increasing pressure now being applied to reuse these inner city ‘industrial’ sites or redevelop
contaminated rural or semi-rural locations, SMR has developed an effective remedial solution that safely
locks the contaminants away; delivering commercial and environmental benefits.
While removal of certain materials and spoil from site for disposal elsewhere in landfill is one option, this is
often costly; however, SMR can frequently be used to cost effectively remediate most sites, making them
safe for construction or reuse.
SMR has proven repeatedly that it can be used to encapsulate contaminants such as Heavy Metals, Asbestos,
Coal Tar, Diesel PAH and TPH in contaminated spoil. This enables the client to re-use the existing
contaminated spoil on-site by reducing the leachability of the contaminates in the spoil to safe levels. The
contaminated spoil can then be used as a structural material that will outperform traditional sub-base materials.
With the small number of non hazardous landfill sites remaining and even fewer hazardous landfills available,
the SMR solution cuts out huge transport distances and even larger disposal costs making brownfield
projects more cost efficient and environmentally sustainable.