Thursday, November 29, 2012

Soil testing team in residential area near Nairn harbour

A team prepare to drill another borehole

This observer purchased a copy of the Press and Journal this morning expecting to read something about last night's arial nocturnal activities but hasn't seen anything so far - maybe time for another wee read. What the P&J did have however was an article about ground being tested for possible contamination as part of a programme that the Highland Council are required to carry out by law. The P&J states:
"Highland Council has commissioned a team of engineers to carry checks on potentially contaminated ground near a block of flats at Nairn harbour. 
Glasgow-based firm ERS started extracting soil samples from the site on Monday for testing as part of a rolling programme of works at former industrial sites across the council area required by law."
More in  the Press and Journal today and the paper also states that anyone with concerns or queeries can ring Tec Services on 01463 228700.  


Gas said...

I'm not exactly sure as to where is being tested but wasn't the site of the old gas works heavily contaminated, and furthermore didn't HC have a duty to restore that area and the river near to swan island?

Graisg said...

This is nothing to do with the former gas works site. Quite a lot of contaminated land was taken away from there and sent to a specialist site in England.

Anonymous said...

This looks like the back of the flats at shore street any idea what they were testing for??

Graisg said...

Try the Highland Council Tecs Services for further information.