In Germany the (property) owner has to arrange inquiries regarding the soil pollution and burden by weapons, explosive ordnance and combat equipment (military hazardous waste).
The project site that is to be built has been identified as area suspected to be contaminated with unexplodes ordnance. Therefore the next steps will be:
- Technical exploration and risk assessment
- Implementation of an explosive ordnance clearance by the state authority (sounding, locating, uncovering, identifying, salvage and transportation of contamination)
Does areas suspected to be contaminated with unexplodes ordnance like described above count as soil or groundwater contamination within the meaning of the LEED definition?
What do you think?
Many thanks in advance for your help.
December 7, 2016 - 6:35 am
I think it is clearly the LEED purpose with this credit.
Brownfield remediation involves mandatory national regulations to follow and specific studies carried out by specialists.
Mainly 3 steps must be assessed.
1:- Site Assessment: seems you already have you have done it and there is a high probability to find soil contaminated.
2.- Risk assessment to determine if the contamination is in place and then carry out a risk evaluation for the future users of the place.
3.- Remediation: applying measures assessed during phase 2.
With this information you should have the credit.
Take in account this studies will require time and resources in case removing soils contaminated are needed.