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Phase 1
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Phase 3 - Remediation

If your site is contaminated then steps will have to be taken to clean it up.

This stage is called remediation. It involves making the soil on site fit for the intended use, there are a number of ways to achieve this.

Dig and Dump: Once the favoured method of remediation this involves digging the soil up removing to land fill, and then replacing the soil from a clean source. Landfill tax has made this a very expensive option. Although for small sites in can prove cost effective.

Off Site Treatment: Soil can be taken away for washing or other types of cleaning and exchanged for a conditioned soil substitute.

On Site Treatment: Soil can be treated on site in a number of ways:

- Chemical Treatment
- Physical Treatment
- Biological Treatment
- Solidification
- Thermal

This method is suitable for large sites.

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Further Information on Contaminated Land:

What is Contaminated Land?   How can Contaminated Land harm me and my family?   What can I do to protect myself from Contaminated Land?
I think I am living on Contaminated Land what should I do?   How will Contaminated Land affect the value of my site?   Should I buy Contaminated Land?
What is CLEA?   How do Consultants Judge if land is safe?   Where will SWEL carry out an Environmental Site Investigation?