Erosion Control Forum

Erosion & sediment control solutions for soil remediation - Soil and Groundwater - Site Remediation

REMEDIAL ACTION PRACTICES include the requirements to develop erosion and sedimentation control plans, specifying plan content and soil conservation measures to keep sediment–laden mud from washing into storm sewers and watersheds where debris can clog creek channels and choke off aquatic life. Sediment control BMPs combine structural and non–structural measures used to avoid or minimize pollutants accumulated by environmental hazards across impervious surfaces.

Risk of flash flooding & debris flows that prevent overland flow from naturally soaking into the earth is increased..

Hydraulic dredging projects involving fine grained sediment, as well as clays, silts, and organics are responsible for maintaining navigation.

Green remediation is the use of these best management practices, measures (BMPs) to reduce the environmental footprint of actions designed to clean up contaminated media (soil, groundwater, etc.) and return impacted property to productive use.

Asbestos–tainted soil [ dirty soil ], may be encountered during these soil–disturbing activities. When asbestos–containing materials are damaged or disturbed by repair, remodeling or demolition activities (dredging & sediment remediation) microscopic fibers may become airborne and can be inhaled into the lungs, where they can cause significant health problems such as Mesothelioma.

Most of this 'dirt' is the result of poorly maintained and woefully inadequate erosion measures and structures on active construction sites.  Poorly maintained conditions are predominantly in the large (macro) pores of saturated soils, and may be ameliorated by soil stabilization practices.