CONTAMINATED SOIL TEST | DISCOVER THE NATURE OF THE SOIL ON YOUR PROPERTY

CONTAMINATED SOIL TEST

Looking for experts regarding the soil on your property? SolAirEau Group professionals have been conducting multiple soil tests and contaminated sites characterization (Phase I, II and III).

Get the best advices on contaminated sites rehabilitation & soil protection in accordance with the principles of the Canadian environmental protection agency. Our best  practices follow the recommendations of the Land Characterization Guide of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change of Quebec  (MELCC).

WHAT IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL SITE
ASSESMENT?

An environmental impact assessment is  the study of environmental consequences (positive and negative) of a project prior its implementation.

Our team of certified experts helps you identify, estimate and evaluate the effect of projects such as:

  • building
  • road
  • mines
  • airports
  • pipelines
  • construction
  • hydroelectric plants

WHY IS CONTAMINATED SOIL TESTING IMPORTANT?

As defined by Health Canada, soil pollution is created as a result of human activity.  They are characterized by high levels of contaminants that can endanger human health.

Our professionals provide you with actionable advices to help you protect the value of your property.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR CONTAMINATED SOIL SAMPLING?

Our contaminated soil sampling process is done according to the recommendations of the Sampling Guides for Environmental Analysis and the Contaminated Sites Protection and Remediation Policy.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT - PHASE I

The goal of a Phase I soil test is to assess and determine potential or actual sources of a contamination in the soil. Our team searches for potential sources of hazardous substances that may have affected the environmental condition of a given site. It is an essential step in the process of an environmental assessment of any site.

Steps to follow

  • Site Inspection
  • Request for access to information from the authorities
  • Consultation of titles at the Registry Office
  • Search for fire insurance plans
  • Study of aerial photographs
  • Interviews around the site
  • Examination of geological and hydrogeological maps
  • Identification of risk activities
  • Report writing with recommendations

SOIL TEST - PHASE II

This step is to characterize in greater detail the environmental condition and confirm the presence or demonstrate the absence of a contamination of a previously studied site during Phase I, whether it is at the ground or the water level, and if so, to specify the nature of the various contaminants.

Steps to follow:

  • Planning of the sampling campaign
  • Location of underground infrastructure
  • Soil sampling
  • Groundwater and surface water sampling
  • Analysis of samples in the laboratory
  • Data Interpretation
  • Report and the recommendations
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ENVIRONMENTAL SITE CHARACTERIZATION - PHASE III

Phase III clarifies the extent of contamination detected during Phase II, and therefore determines the volume of contaminated soil (area, depth, volume, etc.).

ENVIRONMENTAL SITE REHABILITATION - PHASE IV

Rehabilitation is necessary in the case where the concentrations of contaminants detected in a given area exceed the use criteria defined by the MDDELCC.
This can be done either by disposing contaminated soils and waters in approved locations, or by doing what is called insitu rehabilitation.

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