When it comes to brownfield investigations, the property owner assumes responsibility for the property and is liable for all risks that may arise on it. The authorities can oblige the property owner to pay high decontamination costs up to the full amount of the land value if necessary.
RSK Austria has the competency, necessary equipment and resources to fulfil the Austrian regulatory requirements. Our experts are qualified in the following areas:
- Risk assessment for the exposure pathway soil–groundwater
- Hazard control and remediation of soil and groundwater pollution.
With the aid of initial comprehensive and historical research, our experts determine whether harmful substances are likely to be present and, thus, whether a field investigation will be necessary.
They conduct risk assessments that determine whether substantial hazards exist that need controlling or if remediation must be carried out. With regard to remediation design, our experts carry out remedial investigations to determine the extent of the remedial effort needed and identify the most effective and efficient clean-up technology on the market for each individual site.