Research and analysis

Contaminants in soil: assessing the ecological risk

Structured approach to assessing the risks to ecology from chemical contamination in soils.


An Ecological Risk Assessment Framework for contaminants in soil

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The Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) Framework for contaminated soils has been developed by the Environment Agency in collaboration with Defra, Natural England, Welsh Assembly Government, the Countryside Council for Wales, local authorities and industry.

Published 1 October 2008