Contaminated Soil Removal
Contaminated soil removal and remediation is a common and practical environmental clean-up method for construction sites with ample space. When site conditions permit the use of large excavating equipment, and the extent of soil contamination is relatively shallow, geologists replace the pollution area with certifiably clean backfill. Contaminated soil remediation by removal is one of the many remedial action methods and options today. This approach tends to be most optimal when the chemicals of concerns are thicker oils or heavy metals, and where the digging volume is relatively small. For example, a vacant field with an oil spill area spanning 30-feet by 10-feet by 5-feet. However, soil contamination removal methods are not effective where shallow groundwater contamination is apparent. Updated May 6, 2020.