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Soil Sampling and Assessment (environmental site assessment)

The main purpose of the Environmental Site Assessment is to identify environmental hazards and investigate possible soil contamination that may occur due to activities carried out in the specific property, historical uses or neighboring activities. The necessity of soil sampling and environmental assessment of a property arises either in the context of the Baseline Report based on JMD 36060/2013 (Industrial Emission Directive) or in the context of other environmental audits (eg. Environmental Due Diligence).

We have performed a significant number of Baseline Reports for industrial activities concerning potential soil or water contamination (underground and surface). At the same time, we have implemented a significant number of environmental assessment audits (Environmental Due Diligence). As part of the audits and the Baseline Reports performed, we have implemented soil and groundwater sampling and analysis to quantify potential contamination by various hazardous substances.

This type of sampling and audits are carried out in accordance with the specifications of the soil sampling standards for which our laboratory is accredited (ASTM E 1527-13, ASTM E 1903-11, ISO 10381-1:2002, ISO 18400-101:2017, ISO 18400-102:2017, ISO 10381-5:2005).

The parameters analyzed are determined based on the characteristics of each industrial activity and the chemical compounds used, produced or disposed off. Indicatively:

  • Heavy Metals
  • Cyanides
  • Phenols
  • TOC
  • TPH – BTEX
  • PAHs – polyaromatic hydrocarbons
  • PCBs – polychlorinated biphenyls
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