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Re-Use of Contaminated Land

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Beschreibung

This volume has been written specifically to assist developers who reclaim contaminated land for productive re-use, and for the regulators charged with ensuring that this recycling does not expose the public or the wider environment to unacceptable risks.

Klappentext

Former industrial and urban land is increasingly being recycled, a practice which follows current political policy and is appropriate in the more heavily populated areas of Europe. The contamination which soils and water below such land may have suffered due to past industrial activities could pose future risks to new occupiers, or to the environment as a whole, and therefore it is important that an assessment of the risk is undertaken before such land is re-used. This volume has been written specifically to assist developers, consultants and planners who are involved in the reclamation of contaminated land in ensuring that such recycling does not expose the public or the wider environment to unacceptable risks. It provides a clear rationale for why such risk assessments are needed, outlines the current legislation regulating such activities, and indicates where the responsibilities lie for control of this development. Inevitably, the assessment approach of this book draws mainly on UK experiences and regulations but the methodology and basic principles provided are universal, and would be applicable when the safe recycling of contaminated land becomes a more important issue of development in other countries. The risk assessment approach advocated in the book will be valuable to many developers of contaminated land, since it is affordable and logical, and adequately diagnostic to identify sites where re-use will not be hazardous. The book describes a comprehensive range of risks which have been given due consideration as potential problems when former industrial land is reused, whilst also dispelling many of the vague and often unjustified concerns over land contamination.



Inhalt

NEED FOR AND BASICS OF RISK ASSESSMENTS. The Need for Risk Assessments When Contaminated Land is Re-Used. Risk Assessment Methods. Hazard Identification. Pathway and Exposure Assessments. The Semi-Quantified Risk Assessment Approach. ASSESSING THE MORE IMPORTANT RISKS. Assessing the Risks of Surface Water Pollution. Groundwater Pollution Risk Assessment. Area-Wide Air Pollution Risks. Risks to Site Users from Gases and Vapours. Risk of Attack on Construction Materials. Risks to Plant Populations. Risks to Human Health. Conclusions. Appendices. References. Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Re-Use of Contaminated Land
Untertitel: Handbook of Risk Assessment
Autor:
EAN: 9780471948933
ISBN: 0471948934
Format: Fester Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 228
Gewicht: 508g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T18mm
Jahr: 1995
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