Site InvestigationProviding in-depth understanding of a site's contaminants and their likely behaviour to accurately quantify risk
Site RemediationMinimise cost through careful selection of remediation technologies
R&DWorking with clients and industry partners to develop better remedial solutions
We deliver recommendations that are insightful, sound, and deliverable.
At ERS, our knowledge, previous experience and skill sets cover a range of specialisms, from geology and hydrogeology to remedial and civil engineering to microbiology. We’re always looking for ways to contribute additional perspectives to our Clients’ projects that will help achieve a better outcome.
We bring this blend of skills to our approach to site assessment. It’s this range of perspectives coupled with our sound knowledge of environmental legislation; which allow us to review data and provide our Clients with sound advice on the most appropriate investigative and remedial approaches – if any – required.
From a regulatory perspective, the presence of contamination does not automatically lead to a classification of contaminated land. Remediation may only be necessary when contamination is causing a problem, or when there is a significant possibility that it may cause a problem. Sites only need be regenerated to a level suitable for their specified use.
This forms the basis of the ‘risk-reduction’ approach to regenerating contaminated land. Take away the risk and you take away the problem.
The next step of the risk-reduction approach is consideration of pollutant linkages, rather than contamination directly. A pollutant linkage only exists where there is an identifiable source, a pathway and a receptor. If we address any one of these elements the pollutant linkage can be broken and the risk removed.
We make it our business to find solutions to land regeneration that are appropriate to a specific use. These may address the source of the contamination, block the pathway by which the contamination can cause harm or in certain cases remove the receptor.