Asbestos in Soils

Experienced and trusted in the industry, the team at Mick George Environmental understands the legislative obligations that come with brownfield development and the inherited issue of Asbestos in Soils. Uniquely positioned in the market, we have the knowledge and experience to balance risk, regulation and efficiency, delivering pragmatic and measured solutions designed to save our customers money.

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  • Why Mick George Environmental?
  • The Legislation

At Mick George Environmental we can deliver a complete 360-degree service to deal with the problem of Asbestos in Soils. We have the regulatory knowledge and contracting expertise to plan and execute all aspects professionally and compliantly.

A trusted supplier to the UK construction industry, we have our own machines for excavation, our own plant for on-site or off-site treatment and our own experienced team of specialists. Plus, we operate our own licensed disposal facility for Asbestos Contaminated Soils, to deliver the most cost-effective solutions and save you money.

> Experienced, accredited and trusted in the industry
> Clear on the legislation with pragmatic solutions
> All services in-house from inspection to disposal
> Our own people, our own fleet and our own licensed disposal facility
> Capability and plant to treat soils both on-site and off-site
> Offering considerable savings – in time and money

It is estimated that 85% of the UK’s valuable brownfield sites could come with an unwelcome legacy: the presence of Asbestos.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 legally requires action is taken to protect workers and the public from Asbestos exposures arising from work activities. However, current case law also suggests that landowners and developers could find themselves liable for claims under the Compensation Act 2006, even if CAR and planning requirements have been satisfied.

With the knowledge and experience to take a pragmatic view and not over-react to the issue, we can quickly eliminate all the grey areas surrounding legislation, ensure protection and compliance – and save you money in the process.

How big is the problem?

asbestos in soils

Before the year 2000, Asbestos was widely used in construction. It was in pipe lagging, boilers, fire doors, partition walling and many other common building products, so it’s hardly surprising that today’s construction professionals have inherited an issue of such magnitude. Asbestos in soils has become a big problem, affecting re-development across the UK and adding significant costs, delays and risks.

Who's problem is it?

asbestos in soils

The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 legally requires action to be taken to protect workers and general public from Asbestos exposures arising from work activities. However, current case law suggests that landowners and developers could find themselves liable for claims under the Compensation Act 2006 in the future, even if CAR and planning requirements have been satisfied.

When is it harmful?

asbestos in soils

Asbestos isn’t harmful unless fibres are released into the air. Plus, the concentration of airborne fibres can be influenced by several factors, including the Asbestos type and condition, it’s depth, it’s concentration in soil, the soil type, and the soil’s moisture content.

How did it get there?

asbestos in soils

It could be for any number of reasons. Asbestos may not have been properly removed prior to buildings being demolished, contaminated materials could have been imported to the site or waste containing Asbestos might have been buried over the years.

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Whenever Asbestos is discovered on one of our projects, it is never something that is particularly well greeted as it’s usually a difficult and time consuming job to remove. That said, the ‘Environmental’ division at Mick George Ltd has done a tremendous job taking care of all aspects, from surveying through to disposal.
ROBERT HUGHES

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