Asbestos Containing Soil or Asbestos in Soil (ASBINS)
Asbestos contamination in soil and contaminated sites are common occurrence in Australia. The contamination can be a result of poor remediation or demolition of structures, deterioration of materials in-situ, historical burial of asbestos, contaminated fill or even illegal dumping of hazardous waste.
OHMS Asbestos operate a risk-based approach in relation to the management and remediation of asbestos soil contamination in line with the Department of Healths Guidelines for the Assessment, Remediation and Management of Asbestos-Contaminated Sites.
Where there is a presumption that a site is contaminated with asbestos it is recommended a preliminary site investigation (PSI) is undertaken. This involves an investigation of records and available material of the site history. It may also include a site walkthrough to identify possible surface contamination. Based on the findings of the PSI a detailed site investigation may be actioned which would involve sampling of the soil to identify hot spots and quantify the location of the contamination.
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