Contaminated Land: Problems and Solutions by T. Cairney

By T. Cairney

Infected land is an issue either within the brief and long-term because it can't be used with no remediation. The research and research of the matter, in addition to the felony duties surrounding the problems, proceed to give problems to these wishing to exploit or increase a infected website. in view that book of the first version, the realm has constructed speedily. construction at the luck of the 1st variation, the recent variation has been totally up to date to take account of advances within the box.

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These will force local authorities to undertake risk assessments before they can issue Remediation Notices and so identify land as actually being contaminated. e. • What is the site’s history? As Chapter 3 makes clear, a knowledge of the prior uses to which land has been put is extremely useful in indicating where soil contamination of different types might occur. This permits initial site investigations to be focused on the localities which probably are of most importance. • What is the intended re-use of the land?

The presence, distribution and concentrations of various contaminants must be seen as the specific hazards this parcel of land possesses. The routes via which these hazards could come into contact with probable targets are equally important, since no risk can be claimed unless it is probable that target-hazard contact will occur. This theme of stressing both the occurrence and type of soil contamination and the geological/hydrogeological conditions within which it occurs is constantly reemphasized throughout this chapter.

G. from Quebec [12] RISK ASSESSMENT OF SOIL CONTAMINATION 17 where, at least, the geological and hydrogeological conditions resemble those of Britain. 5 Risk assessment of soil contamination Note has been made, above, of the variations in the definitions of contaminated land, the effect of these on national policies, and of the current situation in which no available contaminant guidelines or standards can be seen as other than best available estimates. Given this situation, it would not be logical to accept that the presence of measured concentrations of contaminants in soils, in itself, is enough for an investigator to be convinced that risks to various targets will arise, and thus show that site remediation is imperative.

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