Geotechnical Investigations

Contamination Analysis

Contamination analysis is carried out in conjunction with numerous investigations and can also be carried out for hotspot identification and validation exercise. The chemical analysis (water and soil) is undertaken by an MCERTs and UKAS accredited laboratory to ensure full quality of data.

The analysis carried out generally comprises a full contamination suite of determinants based on the CLEA model and the GAC parameters (Generic Assessment Criteria for Human Health) published by LQM (Land Quality Management) including Arsenic, Boron, Cadmium (total), Chromium (total), Copper, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Selenium, Zinc, Cyanide (total), Phenol, Sulphate (S04), Sulphide, pH, Sulphur, Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) and Speciated Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH). However more specific tests can be carried out including PCB analysis VOC (volatile organic carbons) and SVOC (semi volatile organic carbons) analysis and BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene) analysis if required.