Contaminated Land Services
REC Geo-Environmental provide the following contaminated land services for the re-development of contaminated land sites:
Phase I – Desk Study
A phase I site investigation, alternatively known as a desk study is prepared by REC Geo-Environmental’s experienced contaminated land professionals using Environment Agency data and reporting guidelines, including historical maps.
A phase I desk study provides a detailed and conclusive study and is most notably used for the following:
- Planning Permission
- Property transactions
REC’s phase I contaminated land reports are simple to understand and provide the necessary information required. REC Geo-Environmental will outline whether land is risk free or if further investigation is required through a Phase II contaminated land site assessment and phase III Quantitative Risk Assessment.
If a site has had any industrial history, an initial site walkover or brief site survey may be required. A number of local authorities require a site walkover to be carried out.
Phase II Site Assessment
A phase II contaminated land site assessment is required if a site is known to have a contaminated history from either prior gained knowledge or from the results of a desk study.
REC Geo-Environmental Phase II site assessments include the following:
- Review of all site information
- Consultation with local authorities contaminated land officer
- Site visit for inspection of contaminated land sources
- Soil sampling
- Water sampling
Phase III – Quantitative Risk Assessment
Once a desk study and phase II site investigation has been undertaken, the results of these provide the basis for the Phase III risk assessment.
REC Geo-Environmental’s phase III risk assessments include:
- Discussion with Environment Agency & Local Authority Officers
- Installation of monitoring wells
- Taking of samples
- Fully UKAS accredited testing laboratory analysis
- Modelling with recommended risk assessment
Gas monitoring and water monitoring takes place over a varying period of time and as a result, a contaminated land remediation strategy may be required as part of a phase III assessment.