What Is Soil Remediation?
The term remediation is defined as the action of providing a remedy to a problem. So, when used in conjunction with the word “soil,” remediation is for the purposes of stopping or reversing damage to the soil. How does one’s soil become damaged? Soil can become damaged or polluted when it becomes contaminated with hazardous material such as oil, gasoline, or other hydrocarbons. Soil remediation incorporates the application of proven technologies that were developed over time to mitigate any harmful effects to human health, animals, and the surrounding environment. While contaminated soil is often the result of unregulated or under-regulated waste disposal practices of previous tenants or owners, much of the remediation work that we provide is a result of gas and oil spills. Regardless of if you own a business or residential property, you are responsible for ensuring the soil on your land remains compliant with all regulations.
What Is The Soil Remediation Process?
Most people understand the need for expediency when an oil spill or fuel spill occurs, but they’re usually only concerned with stopping the spill emissions and then removing the contaminants from the visually impacted areas. But, without removing the contaminants from the soil and groundwater, there may be significant health risks to humans, animals, and plants in the contaminated area. Before we begin the remediation process we must evaluate your site and develop a strategy that’s specific to your situation. The goal is to determine the extent and nature of the contamination. Once armed with this research, we will determine if the site can be cleaned in-situ, which means where the soil is now, or ex-situ, which means removing the soil from its location and transporting it to another area where it can be spread out and treated. Depending on the type of contamination, we will treat the soil with bioremediation or thermal remediation.