Services – Contaminated Land Assessment & Remediation Plans

Malachy Walsh and Partners offers a comprehensive service in the field of Contaminated Land Assessment. The assessment involves determining the origin, nature and likely distribution of contamination within a site and the potential impacts that this could have on human health and the wider environment.This assessment is undertaken in 3 Phases.

Phase 1: Initial Investigation

The first part of the assessment is to determine whether the site is
contaminated and includes:

  • Desk Study,
  • Walkover Survey and Visual inspection of the existing site
  • Production of a detailed report documenting all findings and recommendations.

Phase 2: Site Investigation

Following from this, an appropriate Phase 2 investigation can be planned and includes:

  • Intrusive (e.g. trial pits) and non-intrusive (surface sampling) ground investigation techniques,
  • Soil and Groundwater Sampling,
  • Analytical Data Interpretation,
  • Production of a report documenting the nature, extent and significance of contamination, if relevant.

Phase 3: RemediationAssessment

Finally, if investigation results exceed intervention values, it will be necessary to:

  • Determine the available remediation options available,
  • Determine the appropriate course of action,
  • Liaise with the enforcement authority.