The issue also includes two articles from RSK contributing authors, a case study on risk-based remediation by RSK principal consultant Anna Hitchmough, director Felipe Couto and chief scientist Lucy Thomas, and a feature on sustainable site assessment and remediation by RSK associate technical director Vivien Dent. As a guest editor, Jo Wilding provided a critical overview of the edition.
The first RSK article, ‘How risk-based remediation enabled the safe and sustainable reuse of 350,000 tonnes of contaminated material’, sees Anna, Felipe and Lucy describe their successful application of a windrow turning and cover system in the remediation of colliery spoil. The case study describes RSK’s work on the Grassmoor lagoons risk-based remediation project in Chesterfield, UK, including descriptions of the risk assessment, options appraisal and sustainability assessment process of the project, and how RSK enabled the safe and sustainable reuse of 350,000 tonnes of contaminated material.
The Grassmoor lagoons project in Chesterfield, UK
The second RSK article is ‘Incorporating sustainability into land condition assessments’, in which Vivien describes how sustainability considerations can be incorporated into land condition assessments by using risk-based assessments and sustainable remedial solutions and by considering sustainable management practices.
The full February 2018 edition of the journal is available to IES members on the IES website.