Contaminated Site Assessments - HAIL

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Contaminated site assessments and HAIL (Hazardous Activities and Industries List) reports are required by New Zealand councils for land development projects where there exists the possibility of a property being contaminated by past land uses, especially by heavy metals or environmentally persistent chemicals.  Planning controls and soil contaminant values are prescribed by the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health.  We were part of the team that assisted the New Zealand Government to create this National Standard. 

We have over 20 years' experience in preparing HAIL reports at PSI (preliminary site investigation) and DSI (detailed site investigation) level across urban, rural, horticultural and industrial sites. In all cases at PSI level, we conduct a minimum programme of soil sampling to determine whether or not a site is contaminated.  We will not base our PSI solely on site histories, as these can be misleading or totally wrong (for better or for worse!).

And should a DSI be needed, our PSI are designed to guide the DSI and any site remediation (if needed).  In this way, site risks and site clean-up works can be controlled efficiently at minimum cost. HAIL reports can be very tricky and can involve considerable risk, so Get In Touch with us for proven specialist help.


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