Soil decontamination work has been carried out in Bunschoten for as long as anyone can remember. This was often done for smaller-sized businesses like fisheries, printing firms and garages. These firms often made use of materials that may eventually have led to contamination of the soil. We now know that most of those materials are harmful to public health and to the environment.
Identifying the risks
To be able to clearly identify the possible risks to public health and the environment, the local authorities in Bunschoten are currently carrying out surveys of the soil at sites where those firms were located. These tests are part of an effort to compile a national inventory.
The survey is made up of two parts: a historical survey and a quality survey of the ground and groundwater. The SGS Search Engineers firm B.V. is responsible for carrying out the work.