Cadmium Contamination to Former Monarch Engineering Warehouse in Luton

SCOPE:Remediation works following discovery of cadmium contamination to a Former Monarch Engineering Warehouse


Situated on the main Luton airport operational site to the north of the main runway the workshop & maintenance building had been vacant since the collapse of Monarch in 2017.

A Haz Mat Survey had identified numerous stored hazardous materials and Cadmium contamination in the warehouse with particularly high levels of contamination present in the Cadmium Plating Room.

Although there are restrictions in place on the manufacture and marketing of Cadmium products one of the few exceptions is aeronautical use.

Jackson Environmental were awarded the contract to decontaminate the building to facilitate follow on refurbishment.

We first removed a number of containers filled with hazardous liquids and thoroughly environmentally cleaned the warehouse and workshop. The cadmium Plating Room and associated extraction equipment were dismantled and completely removed inside an air tight polythene enclosure under negative pressure. Extensive Cadmium contamination to the floor slab was removed by controlled floor grinding.

On completion of the works, a regime of surface sampling was carried out and all results were within acceptable levels.

We handed the building back to our client 2 weeks ahead of schedule.