Environmental Remediation

The construction industry, which is responsible for approximately 37% of global carbon emissions, is unfortunately notorious for its environmental irresponsibility. However, companies like SRC Group are striving to significantly change this, and shape a greener future for the next generation. Environmental remediation is one of the many ways that CO2 emissions can be reduced and green spaces can be protected. This blog will cover this strategy in depth, including its importance and how it can help preserve our environment.

What is Environmental Remediation?

Before discussing the benefits of environmental remediation, it is crucial to understand the meaning and process behind it. Environmental remediation is the method of extracting harmful pollutants or contaminants from elements such as soil, groundwater, and sediment. Any hazardous substances, including heavy metals, pesticides, and radioactive materials, must be removed from these environmental media and meticulously contained in order to limit the danger level. This process must be carried out by a qualified team with the correct equipment to ensure that risks are kept to a minimum. SRC Group’s team of professionals can swiftly and efficiently identify and discard of any potentially harmful substances in the area, allowing the site to be safely used for another project in the future.

Why is it Important?

There are various ways that hazardous elements affect the environment and people within close proximity, making environmental remediation a vital process for any contaminated site. Such sites are also known as ‘brownfield sites’, highlighting the fact that previous development has taken place there as well as the possibility of contamination to any new developers. These plots are often left abandoned and unused in order to avoid the dangers, wasting valuable land space. Environmental remediation removes the risks, ensuring that the site can be reused for future construction or other purposes. Reclaiming these areas for use once again helps to increase housing / urban development, without the need to disturb green spaces.

Furthermore, leaving dangerous pollutants in the ground can also pose a significant risk to human health, especially when there is direct contact or if they are ingested through affected food or water. Health risks include headaches, respiratory problems, skin irritation and more. By hiring a contractor like SRC Group to carefully remove any harmful elements from the ground, the threat to the health of workers on the site and people living nearby can be drastically reduced.

Unfortunately, the impact of these contaminated sites is not limited to humans. Local ecosystems suffer from the effects of these hazardous elements. Not dealing with the situation quickly can impact the health of both plants and animals within the vicinity. All of these reasons highlight just how important it is to take proper care of these dangerous areas by hiring a certified contractor, like SRC Group, who can deal with it safely.

SRC Group’s Approach to Environmental Remediation

Environmental remediation is one of the many services that we offer here at SRC Group. We pride ourselves on our meticulous approach when addressing and resolving these situations. Within the area, we operate the largest fleet of tipper and grab lorries meaning that we are readily available for waste removal jobs of all sizes. SRC Group can help throughout the entirety of the process, from assessing and diagnosing the level of contamination to treating and disposing of it. Time efficiency is important to many developers and we understand that, which is why all of our contamination assessments provide quick and accurate results, allowing for rapid decisions on treatment plans so that the project can move forward. Our professional teams and equipment guarantee a 24-hour turn-around on any soil testing service. We offer on-site treatments and remediation plans for cases of extensive contamination, as well as disposal options for less severe instances.

Above all, our clients can have complete peace of mind when working with us thanks to our strict adherence to both in-house protocols and WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) regulations.

Why Choose SRC Group?

With over 30 years of experience, SRC Group are experts in the field of waste removal. Our commitment to sustainability within the construction industry is unmatched, giving complete peace of mind that we will do our best to take care of all contaminated areas and restore them to a usable condition. As licensed contractors, SRC Group can always guarantee the highest level of safety throughout the treatment and waste disposal process.

At SRC Group, we invest in our processes to ensure we deliver the best quality and service for our customers.
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