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Derwentside Environmental was one of the first laboratories to offer services to meet the landfill directive. The directive's overall aim is 'to prevent or reduce as far as possible negative effects on the environment, in particular the pollution of surface water, groundwater, soil and air, and on the global environment, including the greenhouse effect, as well as any resulting risk to human health, from the land-filling of waste, during the whole...
Derwentside Environmental recognise the need for analyses to serve the agricultural market, including farming, consultancy, compliance management, waste recycling and remediation companies.
Derwentside Environmental Testing Services is recognised as a centre of excellence and a leading laboratory for asbestos analysis, and one of the first to receive accreditation for quantification in soils.
DETS offer a fully comprehensive service covering all commonly requested soil contaminants. We were one of the first laboratories to receive MCERTS accreditation, which provides a level of validation across three soil matrices – sand, clay and loamy soil – and this certification sits over and above ISO 17025, providing greater levels of data confidence. Associated testing includes leaching tests and landfill gas.
DETS carries out a comprehensive range of chemical tests for geotechnical and civil engineering purposes to complement the contaminated land testing, and this range of tests conforms to several industry standards and guidance documents, including BS 1377:1990 Part 3, BRE SD1, and TRL 447. Again, most of these tests are accredited to ISO 17025, and can be performed on soils, waters, concrete and aggregates.
Waters are sampled from a wide variety of sources, but any discharges must comply with discharge consent limits, set by the Environment Agency. DETS can provide a wide range of tests for routine monitoring, site characterisation, or contamination to water courses. This can include a range of parameters included in the JAGDAG list of potential contaminants.