01 July 2015
By Warren Dick
Golder Associates: Beyond phase two site assessments.
Speaking at a conference hosted by global environmental engineering consultancy Golder Associates, Gerhard van der Linde said it is vital for companies to understand the individual characteristics of the environment in which they operate. The conference was designated to address issues pertaining to the environmental obligations that fall within the ambit of mining companies operating in South Africa
The aim of the presentation, which was entitled “Going Beyond Phase 2 Site Assessments”, was to stress the point that no two pieces of land are the same. So in order to effectively deal with contamination, the term first needs to be defined within the context of the land and waste being studied. This is broadly referred to as Phase 1 of the process.
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