When a properties subsurface has been subjected to harmful amounts of contaminants as the result of mismanaged disposal practices or malfunctioning equipment it is best practice to pursue site remediation. A typical soil remediation involves removing the dirty soil from the premises, cleaning it at treatment facilities, and returning new soil to the property to be backfilled.
Contaminants include but are not limited to:
Allowing these pollutants to remain in the soil for extended periods of times increases the risk of negatively impacting local ecosystems, ground water, and human health, as well as decreases a property's value. Parties that fail to remediate sites that have been identified as contaminated can be found liable under DEC, Federal, and State regulations.