IES Webinar: Sustainable soil remediation: Seeking alternatives

Wednesday, 3 June 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm

The IES and British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) have joined together to bring you the second espisode in a series of webinars exploring the topic of sustainable soil remediation. 

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, TRC examine 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.

About our speaker

Stephanie Nichols is a contaminated land specialist with over 13 years’ experience and is currently a Principal Consultant at TRC Companies Limited based in London. She has spent a large part of her career working for developers, assisting clients through the planning process and spent a number of years working on the US air force bases in East Anglia carrying out various site investigations and remediation projects.