Project: Northampton Lead Tailings Project – Phase 1
Client: Western Australian State Government: Department of Lands
Aurora Environmental completed Phase 1 of the NLTP, with a desktop review of available literature and previous studies and designed a plan to investigate >750 properties. The investigation methodology included interviews with owners/occupiers, property inspections, site photography, soil sampling and analysis of soils through the use of field portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) devices. Subsequently, Aurora Environmental developed and managed a project-specific relational database.
Concentration of metals and other elements in the soil data were reviewed for potential risks to human health. 692 properties were assessed and a preliminary remediation plan for Phase 2 was developed. Properties suspected as having soils impacted by tailings were passed into Phase 2.
The project also required related studies into the natural background concentrations of heavy metals and the bioaccessibility of lead from samples of tailings, natural and other urban soils.
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