Title: Risk-based management and remediation guidance for benzo(a)pyrene 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: Australia 
Language(s): English
 
Year: 2017 
Author 1/Producer: CRC CARE 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Report/Document number/description: Technical Report no. 39 
Publisher: CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment 
Publisher City: Newcastle 
Publisher Country: Australia 
Publisher web link (root): http://www.crccare.com
ISBN: 978-1-921431-53-1 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.crccare.com/publications/technical-reports  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 1 MB 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->PAH
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Ecological
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Human health
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Toxicological information
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
 
Short description: Benzo(a)pyrene [B(a)P] is a carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon that results from incomplete combustion of organic material. Sources of B(a)P are varied and may include wood and coal burning, automobile exhaust fumes (especially from diesel engines), residue from industrial sites such as gas works and oil refineries, cigarette smoke, and grilled food. It is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant, particularly in urban areas. As a persistent organic pollutant with very low solubility, B(a)P is of greater concern in soil and sediment – where it is difficult and costly to remediate – than in groundwater or surface water. After previously identifying B(a)P as a first-tier priority contaminant in Australia, CRC CARE has published guidance on the risk-based remediation and management of B(a)P.  
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