Leaching assessment is often required where storage tanks or other sources of potential chemical or fuel releases are present. The purpose of a leaching assessment is to evaluate the potential effect of a release in a specific environment. During leaching assessments, experimental tests are conducted to characterize the soil and determine how the contaminants of concern would react and spread in the event of release or leak.
Soil composition, naturally-occurring materials, and the type of chemicals or fuel present can result in unique leaching and chemical separation processes. In some cases, a leaching assessment may be utilized to identify the ideal location for storage or potentially contaminating activities. Conducting a leaching assessment can not only inform planning and building decisions, but it also ensures that contamination is avoided and minimized wherever possible.
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