We’ve been working with several clients recently who’ve been struggling to cost effectively dispose of stockpiles of hazardous soil. It’s a common problem in excavating contamination. Samples taken from trial pits are 25 metres apart. Do we stop at the last “dirty” sample, or keep going until the first “clean” one? On one hand money could be spent unnecessarily; on the other time could be lost when validation samples fail.
The answer: on site metal contamination confirmation using Portable XRF (pXRF).
We can provide your site with a Thermo Scientific Niton XL3t instrument and analyst, or we could undertake the delineation and disposal project. Using pXRF and on-site hydrocarbon testing stockpile can be effectively segregated to ensure that that cost is minimised.
End result: it stops small stockpiles turning into large bills!
Any questions? Nik will be only too happy to help – give him a call at the Glasgow office (0141 772 2789).
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