Shanks Waste Services, which recently acquired bio-remediation contractor Bio Logic, has been awarded two major remediation contracts.
The firm is carrying out £3.1M of remediation to remove mercury contaminated silt from the Union Canal near Falkirk. Work forms part of the British Waterways Millennium Link project which will re-open the Forth and Clyde and Union canals in central Scotland. It aims to create a new corridor of opportunity for business, communities and wildlife in the region.
Shanks, in joint venture with Land & Water Services, will excavate, process and dispose of the waste into a highly engineered Mono Cell landfill.
The firm has also just finished a soil washing contract in Jersey.
Working with Pronatur, about 2000t of soil heavily contaminated with petroleum and polyaromatic hydrocarbons was cleaned using a biodegradable non-hazardous solution derived from orange skins. The cleaned soil was used as backfill and clean water and low grade fuel was recycled.