Title: Indicators for Land Contamination 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2005 
Availability: Science Project Number: SC030039; Product Code: SCHO0805BJMD-E-P 
Author 1/Producer: Environment Agency for England and Wales 
Other Authors/Producers: DEFRA, Welsh Assembly Government 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: Environment Agency 
Publisher City: Environment Agency, Rio House, Waterside Drive, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4UD Tel: 01454 624400 Fax: 01454 624409 
ISBN: 1 84432 480 X 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://publications.environment-agency.gov.uk/pdf/SCHO0805BJ ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 934 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->management&admin
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Sources
Contaminated land-->stats, registers, inventories etc
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Diffuse pollution-->Processes
Short description: Report details the work undertaken to populate indicators for land contamination (including radiological contamination) and the results of that work for England and Wales 
Long description: The four indicators are: CS1 Extent of Industrial Land Use CS2 Identification of Land Contamination CS3 Remediation of Land Contamination CS4 Newly Created Land Contamination The project derived estimates for the area and number of sites for these indicators for either chemical and/or radiological contamination. Two main techniques were employed: „h extrapolation from surveys undertaken in 12 representative local authority area throughout England and Wales; „h examination of national data sources. The final answers for the indicators are expressed as ranges and are qualified by uncertainties generated by the different techniques used by the project. The mid-point of these ranges are: CS1 300,000 ha (325,000 sites) CS1 (Radiological) 27,000 ha (53,000 sites) CS2 67,000 ha (33,500 sites) CS3 44,000 ha (21,000 sites) CS4 30 ha (750 sites) These numbers should be regarded as merely indicative. Particular caution is needed for the number of sites, as long histories of continuous but changing land use patterns defy capture as discrete site entities. Refinement of the radiological figures to consider potential for significant radioactive contamination from particular activities gave an estimate of between 100 and 1,000 sites (with the best being 250) that may fall within the definition of radioactively contaminated land 
Link to Organisation(s): Environment Agency (England and Wales)
Submitted By: Mr Bob Barnes WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 23/06/2009

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