The prime focus of remediation is to protect human quality of life and to preserve the environment. If doing this requires creating restricted access to certain areas which have high concentration of contaminants then the Government thinks it ethically and morally fit to do so. The process of remediation was invented and practiced with the aim of promoting the safety and welfare of human beings.
The government and environmental protection agencies are also working on raising awareness amongst various industries and pollution producing sources so that they take adequate measures to prevent the release of pollutants and contaminants into the society. Greater levels of public involvement will help make the society a safer place. Not only does remediation involve containing and stopping further contamination but it also works on removing or reducing the source of these pollutants. The restoration of land, air and water to a pristine and pure state can be stated as one of the major goals of the process of remediation.
There are a wide variety of remediation treatments available and practiced in the industry. The type of treatment applied will depend on nature of contaminants, level of contamination, source of contamination, feasibility of onsite treatment of contamination, condition of groundwater etc.
The civil firms which regularly conduct constructions and earthworks should arrange for review meeting periodically to understand whether they are following the rules of environment safety. This examining and review meetings help in learning the aims and objectives of doing the job and helps in communicating any necessary changes to the fellow partners like the customers, sub-contractors, suppliers and the community at large.