NEW Guidance - Land contamination: risk management
Oct 8, 2020
The Environment Agency’s guidance on land contamination was recently updated in Land Contamination: Risk Management (LCRM). This guidance supersedes model procedures for the management of land contamination (CLR11) which was first published in 2004.
The original CLR11 document provided a technical framework for risk-based decision making for all those involved in dealing with land contamination including consultants, contractors, landowners, developers and regulators. It is hoped that LCRM will provide a similar consistent approach for use in a range of management contexts such as voluntary remediation, planning, assessing liabilities or under Part 2A.
Further details are provided below:
Before you start: What you need to know before you start the risk management process
- Stage 1 - Risk assessment: How to do a land contamination risk assessment
- Stage 2 - Options appraisal: How to do a land contamination options appraisal
- Stage 3 - Remediation: How to develop a remediation strategy, implement it and verify remediation has worked
- Site investigation: How to plan for a site investigation
- Reporting requirements: The report you must produce and the information they can include
ALS Environmental provides a broad spectrum of analytical services for contaminated land to an array of industry specialists including:
- Remediation experts
- Geotechnical Consultants
- Site Investigators
- Environmental Consultants
- Engineering Consultants
The analysis of soils and associated ground waters on brownfield land is driven by a regulatory need and requirement to monitor the levels of contamination that are present on a site. The monitoring is often required to be accredited to UKAS and MCERTS standards with a high emphasis being placed on the quality of the analytical data supplied by the laboratory to the contractor.
If you would like any information on this type of analysis then speak to ALS
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