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:
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.
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.
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.
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 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 (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.