Section 1 D Iv. Contaminated Material And Wastes

CONTAMINATED MATERIAL AND WASTES 

SECTION 1 STANDARD DESIGN AND PLAN PRODUCTION CRITERIA

D. Environmental Best Management Practices for Construction

IV. CONTAMINATED MATERIAL AND WASTES

On large construction sites, it is possible that old landfills will be uncovered or the land found to be contaminated.  In cases where this occurs, contaminated material or soil may need to be disposed of.  Disposal methods adopted depend on the nature of the material.  To obtain this information, a comprehensive sampling and analysis program is required so that the correct route for disposal can be determined.  For an old landfill, sampling should also ascertain the odor levels, presence of methane, groundwater levels and leachate quality.