The consulting company Ramböll has been commissioned to investigate possible contamination of both groundwater and soil, to increase knowledge about the site.
"Knowing if and to what extent the area is polluted may be necessary to take measures to reduce spreading and possibly find ways to clean the area. One common way is simply to transport the polluted soil and place it on landfill, if a delineated area can be identified. Another method may be to contain potential pollutant withinthe area", says Christian Maurice, Senior Lecturer at Luleå University of Technology.
During this study visit, the students were involved in both drilling in soil and sampling of groundwater with various types of equipment.
"The test results will be assessed and a possible further measures will be taken during this fall," concludes Christian Maurice.