Soil Remediation

Polluted sites and soils present high risks to public health as well as economic, social and political and environmental hazards. Soil remediation is used to remove pollutants or contaminants from soil. Remediation can prevent chemically contaminated land from further deterioration and can restore the land to safe and usable conditions. There are two types of soil remediation: on-site and off-site. On-site treatment cleans-up the soil without removal while off-site treatment requires the removal of contaminated soil for treatment.

 

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT's expertise in soil remediation expertise includes managing hazardous waste, industrial clean-up, decontamination and water treatment. Some of our treatment technologies include Biocentre®, Solvis, thermal desorption, stabilization and water treatment.

 

For example, there is a former Metaleurop Nord metal-works in France. Between 2005 and 2008, SITA’s teams worked on rehabilitating the site (analyzing safety risks, dismantling and cleaning up pollution) and on the economic redeployment of the site to create the SITA AGORA eco-cluster. This is an industrial and tertiary zone for environmental businesses (a sorting and collection centre for non-hazardous industrial waste – NORVALO, a multi-modal platform for the treatment of polluted earth and sediment –SITA FD, etc.).