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Contaminated Land

SAL provides extensive capability in the analysis of samples arising from investigation and remediation of contaminated land. This includes:

  • Asbestos
  • Anions (sluphate, chloride, nitrates , fluorides, nitrites)
  • Dioxin and Furan Analysis
  • Calorific value
  • Chemical oxygen demand
  • Cyanides
  • Sulphides
  • Heavy Metals
  • CLEA Metal suites
  • Metals
  • Total Petroleum hydrocarbons including speciation into bands for risk assessment purpose (CWG)
  • Leachate preparations to BS 12457 1-3
  • Pesticides
  • Phenols
  • Polynuclear aromatic compounds
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)
  • Coal tars
  • Semi volatile Organics
  • Solvent extractable material, Total organic carbon
  • Sulphates / sulphides / sulphur
  • Thiocyanates
  • Volatile organics (US EPA priority list)

SAL Manchester, Braintree and East Kilbride hold UKAS and MCERTS accreditation for testing soils.

SAL Manchester has been granted a DEFRA licence to import, move and keep prohibited soil for chemical and physical analysis. This means we are able to accept soil samples originating from outside the EU.

For more information about SAL’s Contaminated Land services, please contact your local laboratory or contact us online.