Fourth soil-washer brought in to help clean up 750 tonnes of soil a day

Extra machinery has been brought onto the Olympic Park to help keep remediation work up to speed, according to the Olympic Delivery Authority.

Two remediation plants and three soil-washers are already at work onsite in the Park, with a fourth soil-washer now brought in to help clean up to 750 tonnes of soil every day.

Olympic Park

The heavily-contaminated soil needs to be excavated and washed before the main construction programme begins later this year.

Work on the Olympic Stadium begins in the spring, while construction work on the Park and other permanent venues starts during the summer.

Simon Wright, ODA director of infrastructure and utilities, said: "Over 1.5 million cubic metres of soil – enough to fill 600 Olympic sized swimming pools - needs to be excavated, tested and cleaned where necessary.

"This soil will then re-used to help create the landscape of the largest new urban park in Europe."