Unreliable site investigation

Ramsey, Michael (2002) Unreliable site investigation. Other. Contaminated Land : Applications In the Real Environment, London.UK.

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Comparisons between investigations of one area of contaminated land by several different organisations have revealed very wide discrepancies in the ability of sampling protocols to identify the extent of contamination. This result shows that site investigations have substantial amounts of uncertainty which is currently unrecognised, and not considered in the decisions on how to develop the land. The estimation and reporting of this uncertainty needs to become a routine (and mandatory) part of site investigation. With this information, developers can make more reliable and more cost-effective decisions on contaminated land. This is an important step that will help meet government targets on the reuse of brownfield sites.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Other)
Additional Information: Private copy of this report is available via email from m.h.ramsey@sussex.ac.uk
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
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Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2021 08:47
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 08:47
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/99950

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