With the introduction of the European Landfill Directive, the UK’s remediation industry must face the fact that it has to find an alternative to a dig-and-dump strategy for contaminated land (16 July, page 14).

One of the best and most flexible alternatives is cementitious remediation. The addition of cement deals with contamination problems and improves the physical characteristics of the ground in one combined operation. Moreover, it does so within a clearly defined cost profile using conventional plant and labour.

The industry has to embrace this technology, and the sooner it does so the better.

Mike Southall, via email