Soil pollution risks

Soil and groundwater contamination and remediation is a matter of managing risks, be it the human risks or environmental risks. Are you responsible for soil or groundwater contamination on your company premises? Then it is key to quickly establish the extent of your liability and preferably reduce it. Responsibility for soil pollution is increasingly a legal issue. Therefore, information on the origin or age of the contamination is crucial. TAUW offers extensive experience in site-specific risk assessment and remediation technologies on-site, in-situ and off-site. We offer guidance in all processes concerned and provide advice on a tailored combination of management and remediation technologies.


Sustainable remediation

Soil is one of our foundations. When soil is contaminated, it is very likely that it will be necessary to take measures to reduce or solve liabilities. Governments, industry, private companies and others see us as a reliable partner, always looking for sustainable and innovate solutions. We help give our clients peace of mind by developing a remediation strategy for each location and designing sustainable solutions using natural processes and materials as much as possible.

We consider the broad range of the factors to develop sustainable solutions such as sustainable land solutions, constructed natural barriers for groundwater contamination, soil remediation - using sustainable technologies that make use of solar energy and aquifer thermal energy - sustainable groundwater treatment and waste water treatment with helophyte filters.


Nature-based solutions

When it comes to soil and groundwater solutions, innovation is our middle name. We apply the latest techniques and methods, such as thermal remediation. A very topical example is bringing healthy soils back into urban areas to prevent heat stress or for water storage in the event of flooding. Another example? We are working on the conditioning of soil to increase its purifying effect and bearing capacity and to reduce its permeability in the case of soil protection.

In addition, we continually update our knowledge on so-called emerging contaminants to provide solid advice on these chemicals that could pose potential risks.


A social responsibility

Remediation of soil and groundwater contamination is first and foremost a social responsibility. Contaminated sites can pose a risk to the health of residents or affect flora and fauna. It can also interfere with government and corporate development plans and negatively affect the value of land. Remediation of soil and groundwater contamination is not just a cost. The social benefits are a cleaner environment, a more pleasant living environment and the creation of (development) space.


In Situ Soil and Groundwater Remediation – Theory and Practice

Discover the revised edition of In Situ Soil and Groundwater Remediation: Theory and Practice. Learn about the possibilities and impossibilities of sixteen in situ remediation technologies. This technical reference work is a valuable tool for educational purposes and provides insight for anyone responsible for environmental portfolios.

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