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  • Pollution prevention and response > Contaminated sites
  • Title Contaminated site handbook
    Date published 1 January 1995
    GWRC Publication No
    Abstract This report summarises current national and international approaches to
    the investigation, assessment and remediation of contaminated sites.
    The report gives a background on contaminated land, talking about types
    of hazards and risks, concentration of contaminants, nature and forms of
    contaminants, and contaminants and industry. Techniques for
    investigating sites are set out and the procedure for interpretation and
    assessment of data is described. Contaminated site remediation is
    talked about, including public protection measures, containment, thermal
    treatment, chemical and physical extraction and biological treatment of
    contaminated soils. Groundwater treatment processes are also
    discussed.
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