Title: Soil screening values for assessing ecological risk 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: United Kingdom 
Language(s): English
Year: 2017 
Author 1/Producer: Environment Agency 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report/Document number/description: Report – ShARE id26 
Publisher Country: United Kingdom 
Publisher web link (root): http:///www.gov.uk/government/publications
Report / download web link (=direct link): https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/soil-screening-va ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Ecological
Short description: Available: summary, detailed report and Excel screening tool 
Long description: This project has produced guidelines for screening the risks to soils from chemicals released through the landspreading of waste-derived materials. The project reviewed the available evidence on the direct terrestrial ecotoxicity and potential for secondary poisoning of 38 chemical substances and mixtures, including 23 trace elements and 15 persistent organic pollutants. Although there were insufficient data to derive an assessment criterion in all cases, soil screening values are recommended in the report for 9 trace elements and 8 organic pollutants. A spreadsheet tool allows the screening values to be adjusted for site-specific soil properties. The soil screening values developed through this project will help the Environment Agency to better review the technical suitability of landspreading proposals submitted by an operator for a wider range of chemicals. 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 09/11/2017