Assessment and Reclamation of Contaminated Land

Assessment and Reclamation of Contaminated Land

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Contaminated land and the methods and legal controls governing its reclamation for subsequent development and use are of great current interest and concern. This volume covers aspects of this subject, ranging from the origins and extent of contaminated land problems, including effects on human health, through investigative measures, to specific techniques of remediation. It is written in the context of the new UK contaminated land regime and includes human and ecological risk assessment methodology, and the legal liabilities and insurance aspects of contaminated land. This authoritative review will be welcomed by those involved in the areas of land use planning and development, consultants and engineers in contaminated site investigation and remediation, and environmental regulators. Students of land management and environmental science will also find it essential reading.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9.65mm | 520g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • No
  • 085404275X
  • 9780854042753
  • 2,503,767

Table of contents

The Extent of Contaminated Land Problems and the Scientific Response; The New UK Contaminated Land Regime; Identifying and Dealing with Contaminated Land; Contaminated Land and the Link with Health; Human Health Risk Assessment: Guideline Values and Magic Numbers; Ecological Risk Assessment under the New Contaminated Land Regime; Remediation Methods for Contaminated Sites; Legal Liabilities and Insurance Aspects of Contaminated Land; Subject Index.
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Review quote

"... a comprehensive, up-to-date and well referenced overview of the issues that must be considered when dealing with contaminated land ... essential reading ..." * Chemistry in Britain, March 2002 * "This book will provide a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in contaminated land whether they are based in industry, regulatory authorities or academia." * Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Vol 77, Issue 10, October 2002, p 1191-1192 * "... well referenced throughout and ... should prove useful to land-use planners and developers, environmental regulators, consultants and contractors and to university staff and students around the world." * International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol 18, No 3, 2002, p312 * "... a comprehensive overview ... extremely useful as a reference for someone preparing to do remediation and environmental investigation work ... The extensive references and footnotes are invaluable." * Vadose Zone Journal, Vol 2, No 3, August 2003, p 440 * "... provides a balanced viewpoint throughtout ... recommended for those wanting to gain a better understanding of contaminated land regulation, reclamation, and redevelopment." * Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 46, (3), 467-469, May 2003 *
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About R. M. Harrison

The series has been edited by Professors Hester and Harrison since it began in 1994.

Professor Roy Harrison OBE is listed by ISI Thomson Scientific (on ISI Web of Knowledge) as a Highly Cited Researcher in the Environmental Science/Ecology category. He has an h-index of 54 (i.e. 54 of his papers have received 54 or more citations in the literature). In 2004 he was appointed OBE for services to environmental science in the New Year Honours List. He was profiled by the Journal of Environmental Monitoring (Vol 5, pp 39N-41N, 2003). Professor Harrison's research interests lie in the field of environment and human health. His main specialism is in air pollution, from emissions through atmospheric chemical and physical transformations to exposure and effects on human health. Much of this work is designed to inform the development of policy.

Now an emeritus professor, Professor Ron Hester's current activities in chemistry are mainly as an editor and as an external examiner and assessor. He also retains appointments as external examiner and assessor / adviser on courses, individual promotions, and departmental / subject area evaluations both in the UK and abroad.
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