10/04/2019

March 2019


INVESTIGATION OF POTENTIAL ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CONTAMINANTS IN FARMLAND SOILS AND A SEMI-NATURAL HABITAT

Ecological Restoration Solutions has recently undertaken a survey of two contrasting areas of land adjacent to an industrial site. The aim was to determine the potential soil contamination by inorganic and organic chemical toxins. Twenty eight soil samples were collected and subsequently analysed by a UKAS accredited laboratory for a suite of phytotoxic and zootoxic metals and the metalloid arsenic and also a range of potential organic contaminants including the list of EPA 16 PAH’s and extractable petroleum hydrocarbons. The two areas of land were uncontaminated (usually well below upper threshold values) with respect to all metals and organic compounds tested.

Divit Hill Quarry

Work on the restoration scheme for Divet Hill Quarry in Northumberland, designed for CEMEX by Dr Phil Putwain, ERS (UK) in collaboration wit...