BioRemediation – Former Gasworks Site


REC identified significant coal tar, hydrocarbon and asbestos contamination of soils and groundwater beneath the site. Working alongside the client and in conjunction with SEPA and the Local Authority, REC Ltd developed a remediation plan, removed Asbestos and Asbestos contaminated materials and supervised the removal off-site of approximately 9,500 tonnes of coal tar laden soils to a licensed landfill site.

Approximately 2,000 m3 of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils have successfully been biologically treated and have been certified as suitable for re-use on the site. A further 1,900m3 of material is being currently being treated, with a further 700 m3 designated for treatment in due course.

This methodology has saved the client over £1 million to date.