The use of new technology and referencing up-to-date statistical analysis, helps our client out of potentially tricky imported Topsoil “hole”.
Our client was a leading property developer in the South-East.
Ground & Water’s client was coming towards the end of a large, phased redevelopment in south-west Surrey. The previously imported Topsoil, moved from a client owned development under Definition of Waste:Code of Practice (DoW:CoP) procedures, had run out. A new source was required. Testing of this new source had indicated that the material was suitable for use and it was imported under a revised DoW:CoP application. However, in-situ sampling and analysis of the imported material revealed elevated levels of lead.
Time and financial pressures, generated by a potential delay in down payments on funding, following release of conditions, meant that waiting 3 – 5 working days for results from the lab was not likely to be accepted by the client. A fast way of testing a high density of locations was required.