Pollution from human activity including industry, urban development, agriculture and transport is increasingly recognised as contributing to soil pollution, leading to future limitation of use and safety concerns. Underlying geology often also plays a significant role, with heavy metals naturally occurring at levels higher than those permitted by regulatory bodies during mining, construction, land movements or volcanic activity.
Thousands of sites across the globe have been contaminated by industrial use, and there is now intense pressure to remediate these sites back for general use. Remediation standards are guided by regulatory bodies. Onsite testing is becoming an increasingly important part of site assessment prior to or as part of site reclamation and redevelopment. Onsite methods Enable improved evaluation and significantly reduce the costs of site surveys.
Cogent Environmental offers onsite and laboratory technologies for monitoring heavy metals in soil. Please see above for a list of example solutions.