Research and analysis

Assessing the groundwater pollution potential of cemeteries

Booklet aims to inform operators and local authority planners on how to assess the potential pollution risks to groundwater from new and existing cemetery developments.

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This document is the result of a study of existing information to review published studies relating to the potential environmental threat posed by cemeteries. It aims to:

  • address the pollution risks to groundwater from new and existing cemetery developments
  • help regulatory decision making be based on sound scientific knowledge

Further information on cemetries is provided in section 6L of Groundwater protection: principles and practice GP3.