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Contaminant Hydrogeology

Assessment of Groundwater Pollution

Craig WicenciakGroundwater contamination is a serious problem in many areas of Australia, both urban and rural. Petrol service stations, fuel depots, and industrial sites have been among the most frequent point sources of contamination, whilst diffuse pollution sources such as contaminated runoff in urban areas, and the application of nitrogenous fertilisers and herbicides in rural areas can also degrade groundwater.

Contaminant hydrogeology is one of CMJA's strengths. The company has wide experience in this field, both locally and overseas, in assessment and audit roles. We have a solid understanding of both established and more recently evolved, research-based techniques.

Examples include:

  • the use of geophysical techniques to map contaminant plumes
  • the use of micropurge techniques in groundwater sampling
  • contaminant transport modelling
  • monitored natural attenuation studies
  • risk assessment
 
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