Soil with a presence of manmade chemicals in the natural soil environment, usually caused by industrial activities, use of agricultural chemicals, or improper waste disposal.
For example, when an underground storage tank (UST) ruptures or leaches waste in soil, or asbestos contaminated soil during demolition.
Common Contaminants are:
- Metals such as: arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, mercury, lead, selenium, They usually come from industrial and manufacturing activities.
- Hydrocarbons such as: petroleum(benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, xylene), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs): coal, gas, wood, garbage. They usually come from gas stations, industrial and commercial areas.
- Solvents ie. chemicals, usually come from machine shops or dry cleaning places.
- Pesticides which usually come from industrial and commercial area where they were mixed.
Why you should remove Contaminated Soil on Cornwall Construction Sites?
Contaminated soil has serious effects on the environment, animals, and humans. Ingesting contaminated soil, breathing volatiles and dust, absorbing through skin or eating food grown in contaminated soil.
We help remove any liability of environmental risk associated with a property in Cornwall. Often those who are buying real estate, or dealing with banks that require removal of contaminated soil hire us to help them meet their deadlines.