Title: Uncontaminated topsoil. A technical report on the use of both naturally occurring and manufactured uncontaminated topsoil 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2009 
Availability: October 2009 
Author 1/Producer: Environment Agency 
Other Authors/Producers: WRAP 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: Environment Agency 
Publisher City: Bristol, UK 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/static/documents/Busine ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Recycling/reuse
Soil-->Soil quality
Short description: The Environment Agency currently considers that all uncontaminated topsoil, other than topsoil used where it was produced without needing further treatment, remains ‘waste’ until the point at which it is fully recovered and is suitable for an agreed use without posing a risk to the environment. The project board asked a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to consider the feasibility of producing a Quality Protocol that would enable the point of recovery of topsoil to be moved closer to the point of its production. This would mean a site-specific assessment would not be needed to demonstrate that the topsoil could be used on any site. This report is an output of the discussions held by the TAG between July 2007 and February 2008. 
Link to Organisation(s): Environment Agency (England and Wales)
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 29/10/2009

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