Title: Contaminated Land Management: Ready Reference and 2007 update 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2007 
Author 1/Producer: Nathanail J 
Other Authors/Producers: Bardos P and Nathanail P 
Author / Producer Type: Consultancy, contractor or other service provider 
Publisher: EPP Publications and Land Quality Press in association with r3 Environmental Technology Limited 
Publisher City: EPP Publications, 52 Kings Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 6EP. 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.readyreference.co.uk  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->BTEX
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Chlorinated aliphatics
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Heavy metals
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->MTBE
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Nitroaromatics
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Others
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->PAH
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Cost benefit analysis-->Cost benefit analysis overview
Contaminated land-->Cost benefit analysis-->Financial risk assessment
Contaminated land-->Cost benefit analysis-->Tools
Contaminated land-->Information management systems-->Data storage
Contaminated land-->Information management systems-->Geographical information systems
Contaminated land-->Information management systems-->Information management systems overview
Contaminated land-->Information management systems-->Predictive modelling
Contaminated land-->Mega-sites
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Ex situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Excavation
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->MNA
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Passive and hydraulicContainment
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Permeable reactive barriers
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Recycling/reuse
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Exposure pathways
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Models
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Buildings
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Ecological
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Human health
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Water
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk benefit analysis
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Sources
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Tools and procedures
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Toxicological information
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Monitoring and aftercare
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Selection of remediation options
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Strategies
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Verification
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Conceptual site model
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Information sources
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Initial studies
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Methods
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Reporting
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling and analysis
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling strategy
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site description
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site investigation overview
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Contaminant hydrology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Ecotoxicology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Geochemistry
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Hydrogeology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Microbiology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Modelling
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Soil and groundwater processes overview
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Economic
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Environmental
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Social
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Short description: This book is for all professionals working with contaminated sites who need to have up-to-date key data at their fingertips. At the strategic level, the book is structured to help users formulate consistent and effective approaches to the management of contaminated land. At the implementation level, easy-to-use tables, checklists and flowcharts provide a wealth of practical information, such as when and where a technique can be applied, its strengths and limitations, procedures, health and safety, timescale and cost. The tables are supported by reference to key documents including official guidance. An on-site companion for practitioners in the field and a valuable reference resource for libraries, the Ready Reference will also be of value to surveyors, legal advisers and all those who need an accessible overview of the essential elements of robust strategies for the management of contaminated sites. The text has been subject to an extensive process of peer review. CONTENTS SITE ASSESSMENT Conceptual models The nature of conceptual models | worked examples | significant pollutant linkages Phase 1s Desk studies | walkover Sampling strategy Soil sampling strategy | groundwater sampling/monitoring strategies | gas sampling/monitoring strategies Methods of investigation Safety, health, environment | geophysics | intrusive investigation | field tests | groundwater investigation techniques | gas investigation techniques | soil and rock description | sample handling/preservation | laboratory analysis | outline costs | describing data Risk assessment The four stages of risk assessment | generic assessment criteria | site specific risk assessment tools for human health | risk assessment for groundwater | risk assessment for gas | risk assessment for ecology | risk assessment for buildings | risk assessment for property RISK MANAGEMENT Risk management Techniques, principles and approaches | risk management techniques – key principles and approaches – special circumstances Risk management techniques Civil engineering-based methods | primarily in situ methods | primarily ex situ methods | remediation to protect development from hazardous gases Risk management techniques: option appraisal and implementation Option appraisal and implementation in overview | option appraisal | implementation APPENDICES Useful information | statistical tables | websites 
Long description: Update: Release 2, which is the first update to the Ready Reference, focuses on a major revision of the Risk Management section to reflect the significant developments since the book was first published. A substantial section has been added covering risk management techniques, principles and approaches. The treatment approach tables have been revised, and follow an outline of the 'operating window' concept. Signposting to sources of general information, handbooks and case studies, including web links, has been added for all techniques. There are new tables on in situ thermal and fracturing techniques, and on the use of energy forestry on contaminated land. The chapter on options appraisal and implementation has been rewritten and extended, in particular to take account of the Model Procedures. Within Risk Assessment, the section on ecological risks has been much expanded to reflect the significant developments in guidance in this sector. We have greatly benefited from the input of Jason Weeks, who was responsible for much of the Environment Agency's guidance on Ecorisk. While much has changed in human health risk assessment too, we will await the changes that will result from the DEFRA Way Forward consultation before updating these tables. In the meantime, the LQM CIEH Generic Assessment Criteria publication (available from www.lqm.co.uk) may be of interest. 
Link to Organisation(s): r3 environmental technology limited
Submitted By: Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 21/09/2007

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