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.