Luke Bradley
November 2022

An introduction to contaminated land investigation and remediation

Two hundred years of industrial activity has impacted the soil and water environment significantly. Now, heavy metals, hydrocarbons and other contaminants pose a health risk to people living in and using spaces, and reduces water and soil quality. As a result, governments and local authorities now require landowners to identify and clean up any harmful levels of pollution.

This webinar looks at the principles of contaminated land investigation and examines the methods used to collect and analyse data from soil, groundwater and surface water. It also discusses the process of carrying out a contaminated land risk assessment using the source-pathway-receptor model. There is a wide range of technology that can be used to remediate pollution in the ground which we will look at, and we will briefly explore possible future solutions to the problem of contaminated land.