Environmental Services

A.S.James offer a range of environmental services to the public and private sectors including preliminary site investigations, detailed site investigations, EPA Victoria waste soil classification assessments for offsite disposal of waste soils, PFAS investigations, soil contamination assessments, groundwater assessment, soil gas assessment, environmental management plans and underground storage tank removal and validation.

A.S.James Driller conscious of the environmental services essential for the well-being of grazing Jersey cows, whilst drill for core soil samples.

A.S.James can tailor environmental services to meet clients’ needs while satisfying local authority requirements and state legislative obligations. Our environmental services in conjunction with our geotechnical experience led to very satisfactory outcomes in a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial sites.

A.S.James has over 30 years of environmental consulting experience in the Melbourne suburbs and Country Victoria.  A.S.James and its consultants are members of Engineers Australia, Australasian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA) and the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ).

  • The requirement for a DESA will be dependent on the initial outcome of the PESA.  The DESA will aim to resolve any uncertainties identified in the PESA, while also determining the extent (both lateral and vertical), nature and concentration of contaminants present on the site with a high degree of confidence.Typical activities undertaken as part of a DESA include:
    • Design of a sampling programme using the initial PESA information.
    • Updating of site specific conceptual site model with new information to detail potential pollutant linkages present at the site.
    • Soil sample collection and analysis for identified contaminants of concern.
    • Assessment of groundwater, including groundwater monitoring well installation and analysis, if deemed to be required.
    • Analysis of laboratory data and appraisal of risk contaminants pose to future site users and environment.
    • Compilation of appropriate DESA report detailing environmental quality of site soil and underlying groundwater with respect to future site users and environment.

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