Foundry Facility, Thailand
SLP Environmental was appointed by a global manufacturing client to conduct and report a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (Phase 1 ESA) supplemented with a Environmental Compliance Review for a large steel foundry and machining facility located in Eastern Thailand. The Phase 1 ESA was instructed as part of the clients pre-acquisition environmental due diligence process and was conducted in accordance with practice presented in ASTM E1527—05; ‘Standard Practice for Site Assessments: Phase I ESA Process’ insofar as was practicable in the Kingdom of Thailand.
The assessment comprised of the production of a pre-audit questionnaire for completion by the facilities management, a detailed inspection of the site and its environs, interviews with key staff and a review of the records and data compiled by facility management at our request. The inspection was supplemented with government agency consultations and desk study to determine the environmental sensitivity of the study site area which included a review of the local hydrogeology, hydrology, ecology and historic maps and aerial photographs to verify the landuse history of the subject property.
Particular attention was paid during the site inspection to the management and operational practices associated with the management of hazardous substances, hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste management, wastewater management, emissions to environmental media, water and utilities, soil and groundwater quality and the potential presence of ozone depleting substances (ODS), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and asbestos containing materials (ACMs).
The assessment included an environmental compliance review to check whether the operations and practices at the study site complied with the relevant Thai legislation and that all the appropriate licenses, permits and permissions were in place for the facilities operations and activities.
The report included a qualitative risk assessment for the identified vulnerable environmental receptors and a determination as to whether their were any Recognised Environmental Conditions (RECs) associated with the subject property.