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Frequently Asked Question - Is the installation of a barrier to prevent groundwater movement or contain contaminants a waste activity?

Is the installation of a barrier to prevent groundwater movement or contain contaminants a waste activity?

Bentonite slurry cut-off walls: Bentonite / cement slurries are used to construct vertical barriers in the ground to prevent groundwater movement or to contain contaminants.
Depending upon the site-specific circumstances, this would either not require an Environmental permit or may comply with the EA Enforcement Prosecution Policy Functional Guidelines. Reference should be made to the EA Remediation Position Statement Guidance for details.