What is Land Remediation?
Taking care of our environment today is a sustainable task for tomorrow’s generation. The Land Remediation Service deals with the exclusive process of removing contaminants or particles from surface water, groundwater and silt. This strategy is done to keep atmospheric pollution and radiation safe. The sole criterion of our land remediation service around the world is to protect all living creatures and Mother Nature from the harmful effects of land radiation. It is notable, however, that the routine list does not include any radioactive material, even though aspects relating to the use, control, and disposal of radioactive materials arguably causes people the most concern, and is more heavily regulated than any other industrial area.
Often, companies mistakenly assume that radioactivity need not be a consideration unless the site has been associated with the nuclear power, nuclear defense, or related industries. However, it is increasingly evident that radioactivity can be a significant factor in a much wider context. As the remediation and recovery of brown field sites has become increasingly important for around the world, so it has for Aurora, and the company is now one of around the world’s leading experts. Our expert consultancy advice and services for all aspects of radioactively contaminated land projects is second to none. We provide radiation surveys, RPA and RWA advice, environmental impact assessments, training, and provision of specialist radiation safety support, guaranteeing companies across the country the skill, knowledge, and experience they need to complete their remediation projects. We strive to deliver on our key service commitments every time, providing the best-quality service and maintaining our reputation as global leaders within the independent radiation protection sector.
Radio logical environmental remediation Environmental
Remediation aims to reduce radiation exposure from contaminated soil, waste storage facilities or other contaminated infrastructure, groundwater or surface water. Its purpose is to return affected lands and water resources for safe public use.
Nuclear regulators and operators of nuclear facilities are responsible for the prevention of accidents or practices that could result in the contamination of the environment. The Paramount’s Safety Standards, appropriately applied, provide the regulatory and technical infrastructure that helps forestall such situations.
If, however, radiation contamination of the environment cannot be prevented, PARAMOUNT safety requirements can be applied to remediate the contaminated areas. This is a systematic process that involves:
- addressing immediate safety concerns;
- a radiological characterization and safety assessment of contaminated areas;
- feasibility studies to identify remedial options;
- planning for remediation;
- the implementation of optimized remedial solutions; and
- the post-remediation management of contaminated areas.
To reduce the radiation exposure, radionuclides need to be removed or immobilized and the pathways of exposure modified so people cannot come into contact with radiological contamination.
Providing assistance to member states.
In cases of environmental contamination, the PARAMOUNT assists affected Member States in their efforts to reduce the radiological exposure to safe levels. Paramount assistance programmes help countries develop national remediation strategies, build technical competencies and strengthen their regulatory capacities for remediation. The PARAMOUNT is also extensively involved in radiological environmental impact assessments of former radioactive west sites, areas affected by nuclear accidents and contaminated riverine systems.
To protect the public and resolve environmental liabilities, countries also need timely and accurate information on the safety and regulatory supervision of remediation activities; remediation strategies and technologies; management options; and stakeholder involvement. PARAMOUNT supports its Member States through training, international peer reviews, international safety demonstration projects, expert missions and projects that focus on a specific national or regional problem. PARAMOUNT delivers these services through the PARAMOUNT technical cooperation programme and the network on environmental remediation.