Traditionally, soil remediation is achieved by excavation and removal for off-site disposal. Often referred to as ‘dig and dump’, the very use of the phrase indicates that it’s a wasteful methodology.
Whilst, the use of dig and dump appeared to slow through the 2000s due to increasing charges brought about by the landfill tax escalator, its use has been enabled and even promoted in recent years through the operation of soil treatment sites and reclamation facilities.
In this presentation, Steph Nichols Principal Consultant at TRC Companies Limited examines this process to explore the wider environmental impacts of this type of methodology i.e. air emissions, carbon impact, fuel consumption, traffic generation etc. And as environmental practitioners striving for more sustainable remediation options, we examine possible alternatives.