Contamination Testing

lab_contampotsContamination testing is generally required as part of the planning approvals process when a site is being redeveloped, as part of the due diligence process during a land purchase, following a pollution incident, to characterise materials for waste disposal purposes or as part of a site condition or verification report.

We provide a full range of contamination testing suites accredited to UKAS and MCERTs for soils, waters and gases through our approved external laboratories.

This service can be on a factual results only basis or our experienced and professional geo-environmental engineers and scientists (including Specialist in Land Condition – SiLC) can provide advice and interpretation where necessary.

Typical contamination testing suites that might be required are:

  • Key Contamination Testing Suite (based on former ICRCL 59/83 Tables 3 and 4)
  • Asbestos – Presence and Identification, and Quantification analysis
  • Metals and Metalloids
  • Biological oxygen demand
  • Chemical oxygen demand
  • Phenols
  • Cyanides
  • Thiocyanates
  • Sulphates / Sulphides / Sulphur
  • Total organic carbon / Soil organic matter content
  • Mineral oils
  • Petroleum hydrocarbons: total, extractable, or speciated.
  • Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH’s)
  • Semi volatile organic compounds (SVOC’s)
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s)
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB’s)
  • Dioxin and Furan Analysis
  • NRA Leaching test
  • Calorific value
  • Nitrates, Nitrites
  • Pesticides
  • Waste Acceptance Criteria testing (WAC testing)
  • Land Gas analysis
  • Topsoil analysis
  • Water Quality
  • Major and Minor Ions

For further information or to discuss your site investigation contamination testing requirements please contact one of our Environmental Team.

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