Environmental remediation deals with the removal of pollution or contaminants from environmental media such as soil, groundwater, sediment, or surface water. Once contamination is suspected, Ambleside Environmental (Ambleside) should be engaged to take action immediately as this can impact negatively on human health and the environment. Ambleside has designed multiple remediation programs since 1999. When remediation is required, Ambleside’s experienced environmental consultants will use tried and trusted methods to get you up to Ministry of Environment standards and back to business as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
Once a site is suspected of being contaminated there is a need to assess the contamination. Often this assessment begins with preparation of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment. It is also important is to consider off site contamination of nearby sites. Nearby properties should be tested both before and after any remediation.
Remediation methods are many and varied but can be categorized into ex-situ and in-situ methods. Ex-situ methods involve physical excavation of affected soils and subsequent treatment at the surface, while in-situ methods seek to treat the contamination without removing the soils.