Our team here at L&S Site Contractor offers several land clearing, grading, and site preparation services, and one of our areas of expertise is in landfill remediation. Over the years, we have received many questions about this service, so we have put together this article to answer a few of the most common inquiries.
Keep reading to learn the answers to a few of our most frequently asked questions about the landfill remediation process.
- What is landfill remediation? – Landfill remediation is a process designed to convert old, open dumping sites into new landfills, or to reclaim the land for other uses. The process involves removing or neutralizing harmful contaminants in the area and finding other ways to reduce environmental concerns associated with these old-fashioned landfills.
- Why is landfill remediation necessary? – Many open landfill sites create environmental problems, such as groundwater contamination, methane gas leaks, and increased fire hazards. Since these issues can lead to several health and safety concerns for the population, our landfill remediation experts find ways to remove or neutralize contaminants and mitigate or contain air pollution. Once our solutions are in place, the area surrounding the landfill should become much more environmentally healthy, and the population will become safer from the health risks associated with the former environmental problems.
- Can remediated landfills be used for other purposes? – Once the landfill remediation project is complete, it is possible to develop the land for other uses. For example, many former landfills have been converted into outdoor recreational areas, such as golf courses or parks.