What is soil remediation?

August 1, 2020 6:18 am


Soil remediation is the process whereby land resources are returned to the original state or basic condition. This means the condition it would have remained in if damage hadn’t happened from human use. This remediation uses land management practices that can remove, control, contain or mitigate environmental risks, so that the site no longer poses a significant threat to human health or the environment. For a Soil Remediation Service, visit a site like https://soilfix.co.uk/services/groundwater-soil-remediation-services

Soil remediation needs

Across the world, the demands on the limited resources of land increases, and, if not controlled, can lead to irreversible land degradation, because the soil will be used beyond repair.

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In developing countries, the economic demands of farmers for food self-sufficiency apply to the production of marginal land where steep slopes and fertile soils produce attrition rates far exceeding the rate of soil formation. Loss of soil resources limit yields and productivity, requiring an extension to other less suitable areas, thus creating a vicious cycle of decreasing yields and greater demands on the resources of poor soil.

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In addition to decreasing land resources in locations, eroded sediments pose environmental risks to water resources due to sedimentation in water bodies and channels, and a decrease in water quality due to turbidity. In this example, the need to improve the soil with soil conservation techniques are very important to control the damage to the environment, so agriculture, and thus the economic and social development can be maintained.