Due to the historical legacy of human activities that have given rise to contaminated land and groundwater, particularly in urban settings, the management of contaminated lands is now a well established requirement under local, state and national legislation.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large group of fluorine-containing compounds that are now widely established internationally (including Australia) as posing a human health and environmental risk. There are over 3,000 individual PFAS substances, with perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) being the most well studied.
Most jurisdictions across Australia now have environmental and planning laws in place that require the appointment of an independent environmental auditor to oversee contaminated land investigation and remediation works, in certain circumstances.
Groundwater studies (application of our core hydrogeological expertise) are part of most projects BlueSphere conducts. Our strength is this field sets us apart at the top end of the markets in which we operate and is often the reason we are selected by well-informed clients.
BlueSphere’s staff have experience throughout mine/quarry lifecycle from the exploration phase (i.e. exploration drilling environmental management plans and exploring for groundwater supply) to closure and post closure plans and their implementation.
A major portion of BlueSphere’s work derives from landfill-related projects with several clients (government and private) maintained since company inception. BlueSphere provides consulting services throughout the full landfill lifecycle from landfill siting through to post closure management.
Water Resource Management
BlueSphere personnel have undertaken and managed numerous water resource and wastewater management projects throughout Australia, assisting our clients to address their water resource sustainability, water quality and wastewater requirements, often in complex regulatory environments.