Project Description

Ipswich City Council, queried Epic Environmental to undertake a risk assessment at ten locations within the Ipswich region. These sites are known to be sites exposed to controlled and uncontrolled landfilling operations, over the past 60 years.

Through this assessment, Epic was able to:

  • Provide a detailed breakdown of the impacts on groundwater, and surrounding environment resulting from the presence of historic landfill waste;
  • Determine the risks to human health posed by landfill gas presence and/or emissions resulting from landfilling operations and remaining waste material;
  • Provide the client with an extensive Risk Analysis highlighting the severity, and likelihood of harm caused through historic landfilling; and
  • Outline mitigation measures, and monitoring regimes in order to minimise impact and ensure the safe and effective management of the 10 sites.

Location

Ipswich Region, Queensland

Client

Ipswich City Council

Project Scope

  • Breakdown of the impacts on groundwater, and surrounding environment
  • Determine the risks to human health posed by landfill gas presence and/or emissions resulting from landfilling operations and remaining waste material
  • Risk Analysis highlighting the severity, and likelihood of harm caused through historic landfilling
  • Outline mitigation measures, and monitoring regimes