MediTerra, in collaboration with the British consultancy DeltaSimons, has environmentally assessed approximately 80 plots located throughout Spain for two consecutive years for future logistics warehouse developments, coinciding with the SARS-COVID-19 pandemic period.
In the first phase (Phase I), ASTM E1527 methodology was followed to identify environmental conditions with risk to soil quality (REC), known historical soil impact conditions (HREC), known and controlled conditions (CREC), de minimis conditions (conditions that do not pose a threat to human health or the environment) and business environmental risks (BER) in relation to each of the plots.
During the reconnaissance visits, potential sources of environmental contamination, vulnerability of the physical environment and past uses were identified to determine historical environmental impacts.
Based on the findings detected in the first phase, a Phase II was carried out, consisting of a preliminary soil and groundwater investigation. Depending on the characteristics of the site, the investigation comprised soil sampling, groundwater sampling or soil vapour sampling.
Based on the results of the investigations and on the basis of the future project, Phase III consisted of assistance and advice during the decontamination of the site, including environmental monitoring during construction works.