When people contaminate soil, it causes harm to people’s health, as well as the environment. Fortunately, there is a process that can help remedy the harmful effects caused by soil contamination, and this process is called soil remediation. Soil remediation is useful for handling damage caused by many different soil contamination sources. So what are these soil contaminant sources exactly? Today, we are going to review different soil contaminant sources with you.
Landfills are large sources of pollution in the world. They are responsible for impacting the quality of air, water, and soil. These landfills will contain many different soil contaminant sources, and when they combine together, they can form something that is even more hazardous than when they are separated.
Sewers serve as a home to many soil contaminant sources. There is a whole slew of microorganisms and toxic substances that can cause problems for soil and other areas of the environment. Once sewage is able to impact soil, it turns into a major hazard to the health of people and the environment.
Industrial Factories and Plants
Many kinds of soil contaminant sources spawn from industrial factories and plants. These hazardous substances include byproducts from manufacturing, as well as leaked chemicals. The contaminants that get into the soil will depend on the scope and kind of industrial plant in question.
Mining can impact soil in a variety of manners. Untouched soil becomes disturbed, which causes large-scale erosion to occur. If that wasn’t enough, windblown soil can cause its own manner of issues, and further pollution can be caused as a result of chemical residue and spills.
When we talk about wastewater, we mean any kind of water that has been contaminated as a result of human intervention. Sometimes, this is water that has been used in industrial settings. In other instances, agricultural runoff is responsible.
If wastewater isn’t managed properly, it can get into irrigation routes, causing damage to soil along the way. Fortunately, these problems can be prevented by contacting professional waste management companies. They will have the expertise needed to handle your hazardous waste effectively.
Let AEG Environmental Help You With Your Soil Contamination Problems!
AEG Environmental specializes in the containment and remediation of soil contamination of fuels of all types. We also remediate PCBs, Chromium, Acid, Base, and Mercury-contaminated sites. If you are faced with a contaminated site that may have contaminated soils, contact AEG Environmental so you can get into contact with one of our project managers.
Our team can handle any type of problem you put in front of us. Don’t risk your safety and health! If you need assistance dealing with soil contamination, call us today and get the best services available!