Remediation of Hydrocarbon-impacted Soils at Nottingham

Friday 29 September 2017

Dunton Environmental Ltd was appointed by G F Tomlinson Buildng Ltd in July 2016 to carry out shallow earthworks, remediation and verification testing prior to development of a new Advanced Manufacturing Building, located in the southern part of the Jubilee Campus Extension of the University of Nottingham, Derby road in Nottingham.

 

Project Challenges

  • The site had historically been occupied by a vehicle servicing garage with a number of known above ground and underground storage tanks in the north of the site.
  • The River Leen is immediately adjacent to the southeast of the site, is culverted beneath the south of the site, and flows away from the southern site boundary.
  • Significantly elevated petroleum hydrocarbon concentrations were detected in groundwater and a significant thickness of free product was also noted to be present within the groundwater at one location.
  • Two areas of Horsetail were present.



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