Following is a step by step graph highlighting the procedure required to classify soil waste and to determine its proper disposal location. For further information, please refer to our previous posts regarding Soil Contamination and Disposal or, if you require any assistance with waste soil treatment, please do not hesitate to give us a call – 0131 538 8456 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hopefully this blog will reduce some of the scaremongering we’ve come across when dealing with oil spills in a domestic setting, in particular with spills occurring in close proximity to the property’s garage.
Over the past few years, upon attending various properties to assess the spill we’ve been astonished to be told by homeowners, that they’ve been informed by some builders, plumbers, heating engineers, etc that the only way to deal with the loss of oil is to knock the garage down, remove the contamination and then rebuild!
Understandably the homeowners and tenants are incredibly worried about the impending cost and disruption this would cause, which is entirely unnecessary.
Of the dozens of spills we’ve attended, many of which are near a garage or even inside the garage, we have never ever proposed demolishing the garage. There are many options at our disposal for dealing with a loss of oil and would be happy to discuss them with you, if the need ever arises.
You might find the White Paper below helpful. We’re happy to talk so feel free to contact us on 0800 0209 307 or e-mail us on email@example.com.
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In short, the Phase 1 objective is to identify risks and put them into context (if they exist). So, by far the most important element of your Phase 1 report is the delivery of a simple yet robust description of risks at your site in a format referred to as a Conceptual Site Model or CSM.
Depending on the specific nature of the site and what the desk study finds, the CSM might be presented as a table or as a diagram, or both. What you are looking for is a clear, concise description of the findings and for these to be put into context, click on the following images for examples of how a CSM might look.
You might be provided with a series of photographs and historic maps, annotated to present risk areas and then a table providing an assessment of those risks, while the example below does not include a risk ranking, you might also be provided with a rank of low to high risk:
To put things into context you may also be presented with a model of your site, usually a simple, not to scale illustration just to help set the stall for any future investigations, like this one:
The detail in the CSM becomes that bit more critical when a site is found to have environmental issues needing further investigation, which will be outlined in the upcoming blogs and available on our soon to be published White Papers: “Everything you wanted to know about Phase 1 Site Investigations, but were afraid to ask” and “Everything you wanted to know about Phase 2 Site Investigations, but were afraid to ask”.
We’re happy to talk so feel free to contact us on 0800 0209 307 or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org. While we finish our White Papers on Phase 1 and Phase 2 Investigations, why not check out these related blogs: