This series of pictures involve a  remediation project which took place at the rehabilitation of one of Eskom’s Power-Stations, where in excess of 2,000m3 of heavily contaminated soil was remediated back to fertile soil, over a period of three months.  

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Part of the 2000m3 of contaminated soil. Photo taken 18 June 2005. Lab. Certified contamination in excess of 200,000ppm.

More contamination

And more

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Clean soil was mixed into the contaminated mess.

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We prepared beds, approximately 0.5m deep by 3m wide.

SoilFix is placed into the bed to function as a barrier to the contaminant.

Affected area dug out…

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Placed in trucks

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and deposited in the beds.

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Deposited contamination.

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Spread out evenly

Mixed with 5kgs of Organic SoilFix powder per cubic meter.

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One and half litres of Organic SoilFix liquid is also added per cube.

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SoilFix Liquid being added

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150grams of HydroGel per cube of contamination

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Work in progress

Week 3 and process is well under way.

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Less than three months later, laboratory results show readings of less than 900ppm, (from 200,000), and the site is classified as rehabilitated.

Fantastic results at a fraction of the cost of removal