RCA has been sub-consultant to WSP Environmental on the ongoing remediation of the former Pasminco Cockle Creek Smelter in Boolaroo since early 2006. The project manager for the remediation and development of the site is Ferrier Hodgson. The site is being remediated to address, predominantly, lead contaminated soils originating from both dust deposition and the placement of waste materials resulting from the smelter operations which occurred from the late nineteenth century until late 2003.
The remedial strategy is primarily based on the excavation of contaminated soils and waste materials across a site area of approximately 122ha and emplacement of these in a designated containment cell being constructed on site. The site is being remediated to allow for future residential, commercial and industrial redevelopment.
RCA’s involvement with this remediation project involves assistance to WSP Environmental with environmental documentation prior to the commencement of remediation, ongoing remedial supervision and validation sampling from the commencement of the remedial works and preparation of final validation reports to meet the requirements of the NSW EPA Accredited Site Auditor.