Contaminated Land Management

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Consultants at K2 Consulting Group are trained and experienced in the assessment and management of contaminated soils and groundwater. Our quick, effective and practical approach in contamination management puts us at the forefront of today’s emerging contamination management market.

We offer all stages of contaminated site assessments:

Phase I – Preliminary Site Investigation (PSI)

This involves desktop study and review of information from government portal, aerial imagery, historic activities on site from land ownership, that could lead to any potential contamination – If you are buying a property, and you are concerned about any environmental risk from previous activities – we recommend you to start at this process and minimise your risk from unknown contamination sources.

Phase II – Detailed Site Investigation (DSI)

This investigation is usually undertaken if sources of contamination are identified in Phase I study and identifies the depth, extent and the level of contamination on site. It involves in intrusive study of the site such as soil and groundwater sampling. All data are compared with the relevant commonwealth and state guidelines and a report is provided with detailed information on possible contamination within the site.

Phase III – Remediation Action Plan (RAP)

If contamination is identified in Phase II investigation, a Remediation Action Plan is developed. This plan will propose the possible remediation strategies, to manage contamination, based on the land use and development.

Phase IV – Validation Assessment (VAL)

Upon completion of remediation objectives outlined in Phase III investigation, validation sampling programme is undertaken to ensure that the soils were remediated to meet the required health and environmental standards. This is the final stage of assessment, and if the soil quality meets the relevant standards, the investigation can be considered completed. Where complete clean up is not feasible containment and ongoing monitoring will be required post-validation.

Asbestos in soils

Asbestos in soils can cause serious environmental and health risk if not managed properly. We undertake assessment of asbestos in soils in accordance with the relevant guidelines and develop asbestos management plans and remediation action plan. We tailor the asbestos abatement in soils to the unique situation of each clients. We offer practical and cost-effective solutions for asbestos in soils, while still complying with the regulations. Learn more.

Underground Petroleum Storage Systems

Underground petroleum storage systems (UPSS) include any underground fuel storage tanks (USTs) and associated infrastructure that may be still in use and are decommissioned but left to stay underground.

K2 Consulting Group can assist during the decommissioning of USTs and waste classification of soil materials that arise as a result of excavation. The soils can be disposed to a licenced landfill or can be remediated onsite. Learn more.

Our consultants have identified bigger contamination issues during the last 2 stages of assessment, which were not identified by companies that undertook the first 2 stages of investigation. Such shallow analysis during initial stages by other companies have halted some projects. We recommend that you spend adequate resources and time frame.

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Our Consultants are qualified Scientists and Engineers with over 10 years of experience in specialized fields and understand the relevant regulations and provide practical solutions.

Our Services

Remediation of Contaminated Soils

Soils are referred to as contaminated when the concentration of contaminant is usually higher than the ambient concentrations. There may be naturally elevated concentration of contaminants while in most of the cases, there is an apparent source of contamination (point source).

Contaminated Land Management

Consultants at K2 Consulting Group are trained and experienced in the assessment and management of contaminated soils and groundwater. Our quick, effective and practical approach in contamination management puts us at the forefront of today’s emerging contamination management market.

GroundWater

Soils are referred to as contaminated when the concentration of contaminant is usually higher than the ambient concentrations. There may be naturally elevated concentration of contaminants while in most of the cases, there is an apparent source of contamination (point source).

Waste Classification Services

Consultants at K2 Consulting Group undertake a systematic and exhaustive approach in classifying soils, as it can be a huge savings to the project if lesser quantity is sent to the landfill or waste recovery centre, while still meeting the regulations.

Vapour Intrusion Investigation

K2 Consulting Group utilises best-practice planning, collection, analysis and conduct human health risk assessment and site screening. K2 Consulting Group’s team of expert engineers ensure that regulatory requirements are met so that stakeholder risks are understood.

Acid Sulphate Soil

When Acid Sulfate Soils can be detrimental to the environment when exposed to atmospheric air through anthropogenic activities (excavation for construction purposes etc) or natural means (drainage of groundwater).

PFAS Investigations

PFAS refers to Per & Poly Fluorinated Alkyl Substance which is a group of long chain fluorinated organic compounds used in various industrial applications. Australia and other leading nations have banned the usage of the PFAS containing chemicals.

Environmental Audits

Consultants at K2 Consulting Group are qualified lead auditors in Environmental Management Systems – ISO 14001:2015, Management Systems Auditing – ISO 19011:2018. We can assist your organisation in identifying various environmental risks.