Site Decontamination

DP Fuel Tank Services has the expertise and experience to conduct forecourt decommissioning and the decontamination of land previously occupied by fuel stations, prior to it being put to other uses.

You would expect to find contamination in a refuelling station to be from leaking petrol, diesel or oil from the tanks on-site. However, DP Fuel Tank Services has even identified and dealt with cases of contamination leaching into sites from neighbouring properties.

Site being isolated for removal of decontaminated soil

Specialist Environmental Consultants

During the process of decommissioning redundant refuelling stations, the company’s environmental consultants take a number of core samples to test for contamination. The result of those tests will determine whether the land needs to be excavated, and if so, how much.

The normal Site Decontamination process of cleaning the land is a relatively straightforward procedure of removing all the contaminated material to an approved landfill site and filling the hole with clean material. In a case where contamination is from adjoining property, DP Fuel Tank Services has experience in constructing underground barriers, prior to filling, to prevent future contamination.

What is site decontamination, and why is it necessary for fuel station sites?

What is the role of environmental consultants in site decontamination, and how is contamination assessed?

DP Fuel Tank Services employs specialist environmental consultants who play a crucial role in the decontamination process. They take core samples from the site to test for contamination, and the results of these tests determine the extent of decontamination required. If contamination is detected, the consultants assess whether excavation is necessary and the volume of material to be removed.

What is the typical process for site decontamination, and how is contamination addressed?

The typical process for site decontamination involves removing all contaminated material from the site and transporting it to an approved landfill site. The excavated area is then filled with clean material. In cases where contamination originates from neighbouring properties, DP Fuel Tank Services has the expertise to construct underground barriers before filling to prevent future contamination. This approach ensures that the site is thoroughly cleaned and made safe for its intended use, following all safety and environmental regulations.