Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Make sure that your boreholes are properly designed and installed. If your land is contaminated, poorly designed and installed boreholes could cause water pollution and you could be prosecuted by your environmental regulator.
In Scotland you must:
If you leave boreholes open or fill them incorrectly, there is an increased risk of groundwater pollution.
Comply with the work specification when backfilling or capping boreholes.
Always check that your site investigation takes into account the presence of land contamination and the potential for causing pollution.
Drilling and boring can mix up the layers of soil as they are excavated. This can move contaminants deeper into the ground, causing pollution of groundwater or creating pathways for contaminants to move around. Make sure that the design of your site investigation takes this into account.
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Groundwater protection when drilling or boring on a construction site
SEPA Special Waste Consignment Notes – updated position, The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is now accepting special waste consignment notes (SWCNs) by email only.
DAERA Waste Policy Tracker, The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has published a Waste policy tracker to stay informed of waste policy developments.
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