Title: UK Soil and Herbage Survey 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2007 
Author 1/Producer: Environment Agency 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: Environment Agency of England and Wales 
Publisher City: Rio House, Bristol, Waterside Drive, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4UD, UK 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/science/923462/?version ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 1-1.5 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Heavy metals
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->PAH
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Reporting
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling and analysis
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling strategy
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site investigation overview
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Ecotoxicology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Geochemistry
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Soil and groundwater processes overview
Contaminated land-->stats, registers, inventories etc
Soil-->Soil Overview
Soil-->Soil quality
Short description: The UKSHS is available as a series of 10 reports and is the most extensive survey of soil and plant contmaination in urban, rural and industrial land in the UK. It is intended that the survey be used as a benchmark to assess trends in contamination across the country 
Long description: The UKSHS consists of ten reports; a summary, an introduction, details of sampling, collection and analysis methods, an intercomparison study and results of the analysis classified according to the group of contaminants (heavy metals, PAHs, PCBs and PCHs). Samples were taken from 122 rural, 28 urban and 50 industrial locations. A key headline from the study is that levels of carcinogenic chemical in the environment have fallen significantly since they were banned in the 1980s. Other results show higher concentrations of heavy metals in urban areas and variation in metal concentrations due to geology. 
Link to Organisation(s): Environment Agency (England and Wales)
Submitted By: Dr Antony Chapman WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 17/06/2007

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