Property and Construction
PFAS contamination in property and construction is becoming more common and can lead to financial risks, regulatory pressures and litigation for a project.
PFAS contamination poses several risks for infrastructure and major projects delivery. It may not be practical to remediate existing infrastructure, and, in construction, PFAS contamination can significantly increase materials disposal costs. As PFAS do not degrade naturally and exhibit high environmental mobility, they are potentially a genuine risk for property development or construction projects at or near potential PFAS source areas.
Wherever construction might encounter PFAS-contaminated materials, AECOM can design statistically-based sampling and analysis to segregate construction materials. By separating soil, water, and concrete that require special handling or disposal from those unaffected by past AFFF use, site development and infrastructure improvements may proceed with an overall lower cost while effectively reducing potential liabilities associated with improper disposal.