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Acid Sulfate Soils & Contamination

Acid Sulfate Soils & Contamination

RPS has a proven track record in the investigation, assessment, remediation and management of contaminated sites for both public and private clients.

With a specialist team of contaminated land experts, asbestos assessors and acid sulphate soil specialists, along with research scientists, agricultural soil scientists, RPS has the expertise to provide a full spectrum of environmental soil services to our clients.

We have provided soil and contaminated land services for the land development, construction, mining and extractive industries, agricultural and heavy manufacturing sectors as well as government agencies. Our team offer a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience (both domestic and international) to deliver both technical and commercial advice to stakeholders on the identification, assessment and remediation of contaminated sites and deliver projects in an efficient and timely manner. With a team of professional scientists and a dedicated field services unit, RPS’ contaminated land services business unit is well resourced and structured to deliver effective and timely responses to our client’s requirements. The highly trained field services team can provide a rapid response to our client’s requests for on-ground support, enabling us to mobilise quickly to site, fully supported by our experienced HSE staff.

Our dedicated contaminated sites team has particular expertise in the design and supervision of remediation programs, using novel and innovative techniques to ensure rapid and low cost regulatory sign off. 

Asbestos and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) survey

RPS is an experienced and trusted provider of consultancy services for the provision of Hazardous Material (HazMat) Surveys, HazMat Management Plans and HazMat Removals Supervision and Monitoring in Western Australia. Materials that are typically identified during a HazMat survey include asbestos containing material, synthetic mineral fibres, lead-based paints, polychlorinated biphenyls in fluorescent lighting, transformers and caulking compounds, ozone depleting substances including chlorofluorocarbons and various other hazardous chemicals and substances. The RPS HazMat survey team have completed the following nationally accredited training courses:

Safe Work Australia – Supervise Asbestos Removal

Safe Work Australia – Conduct Asbestos Assessment Associated With Removal

WorkSafe – Restricted Asbestos Licence Training

NATA – Volume Measurement training for Airborne Asbestos Fibre Monitoring


Acid Sulfate Soil Services

Acid Sulfate Soils can introduce significant challenges to the development of susceptible sites, with potential for acidification, metal toxicity and impacts to groundwater and surface water bodies when inappropriately managed. RPS has a proven track record in the investigation, treatment, management and dewatering of ASS, for both the private and government sector. RPS’ extensive track-record in delivering ASS programs, and our standing with the regulatory agencies, means that we can scope and deliver both cost-effective and pragmatic solutions for ASS investigation and management.

Additional Services include:

Contamination site investigations

Strategic advice at the planning stages of ‘brownfield’ redevelopments

Preliminary Site Investigations, Sampling and Analysis Quality Plans, Detailed Site Investigations, Remediation Action Plans, Site Remediation Validation Reports

Detailed site investigations for Acid Sulfate Soils and Acid Sulfate Soils Management Plans and Dewatering Management Plans

Remediation program design and supervision

Human health and Environmental Risk assessment

Groundwater contaminant modelling

Liaison and negotiation with contaminated sites auditors

Water monitoring programs

Airborne Asbestos Fibre Monitoring

Due diligence for land purchases

Compliance assessment

Advocacy for clients to government agencies

Mine waste and acid rock drainage advice

Air and dust monitoring programs

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Key Contact

Colm Corcoran

Colm Corcoran   |   Principal Scientist, Environment  |   Send Email