Safety and environment impact assessment as part of remediation options analysis
R. Bracken, L. Keeys, F. Evans, K. Stone and P. Hardisty

When selecting the appropriate remediation strategy for a site, technical and financial factors, regulatory, client, and legal views are typically the main factors considered. With the recent introduction of the Landfill Directive and other European guidance, there is an increasing requirement to take account of wider environmental sustainability issues. The aim of this project was to develop a simple methodology to help practitioners address these issues within the remediation design process. The other goal of this project was to better integrate National Grid’s corporate SHE (safety, health and environment) goals into this process. A methodology has been developed which allows remediation practitioners to assess the relative environmental sustainability of various remediation options on a site-specific basis. The method provides a semi-quantitative tool that is usable by a wide spectrum of practitioners, and helps compare and develop an understanding of the significant sustainability and safety issues for a particular site across a number of remediation strategies.

Key words:local impacts, regional impacts, remediation design, safety, sustainability

Land Contamination & Reclamation, 14 (2), 365-369

DOI 10.2462/09670513.716

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