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A demonstration of the use of a framework for the ecological risk assessment of land contamination

A description of a tiered risk assessment framework for assessing risks to ecosystems from contaminants present in soil.

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A demonstration of the use of a framework for the ecological risk assessment of land contamination

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The Environment Agency has developed a scientific framework for assessing the risk of significant harm to an organism, animal or whole ecosystem on potentially contaminated land sites. The framework demonstrates best practice in Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA), which plays an increasingly important part of the decision-making process for managing environmental problems. It will help ensure a consistent approach within the UK to fulfilling the requirements of a number of regulatory regimes in assessing the risks of land contamination.

Published 1 August 2004
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