The Australasia-Pacific region supports approximately 50 per cent of the world's population. The last half-century has witnessed a rapid increase in the regional population, agricultural productivity, industrial activities and trade within the region. Both the demand for increased food production and the desire to improve the economic conditions have affected regional environmental quality. This volume presents an overview of the fate of contaminants in the soil environment; current soil management factors used to control contaminant impacts; issues related to sludge and effluent disposals in the soil environment; legal, health and social impacts of contaminated land; remediation approaches and strategies to manage contaminated land; some of the problems associated with environmental degradation in the Australasia-Pacific Region; and steps that we need to take to safeguard our environment.
1. Soil Contamination Issues: Past, Present and Future, a Personal Perspective; K.G. Tiller. 2. The Fate of Non-Metal Contaminants in the Soil Environment; R.E. White, A.N. Sharpley. 3. Fate of Contaminants in the Soil Environment: Metal Contaminants; P.A. Helmke, R. Naidu. 4. Transport and Fate of Organic Contaminants in the Subsurface; M.L. Brusseau, R.S. Kookana. 5. Adverse Impacts of Agriculture on Soil, Water and Food Quality; M.E. Sumner, M.J. McLaughlin. 6. Issues in the Disposal of Industrial and Urban Wastes; R.G. McLaren, C.J. Smith; 7. Exploration, Mining and Mineral Processing; G.F. Taylor. 8. Legal Responses to the Problem of Soil Contamination - the Australian Experience; R.J. Fowler. 9. Health Risk Assessment and Management of Contaminated Sites in Australia; A. Langley. 10. Listen and Learn - Developing Effective Communications Strategies to Deal with Communities Affected by Contaminated Sites; T. Meek. 11. Sources, Potential Effects of and Remediation of Soil Contaminants from Agriculture; R.L. Chaney, D.P. Oliver. 12. Technologies for Enhanced Remediation of Contaminated Soils and Aquifers: Overview, Analysis, and Case Studies; P.S.C. Rao, et al. 13. Remediation of Inorganics and Organics, Industrial and Urban Contaminated Sites; R.G. Burns, et al. 14. Contaminants and the Australian Soil Environment; F. Barzi, et al. 15. Contaminants and the Soil Environment in China; G.L. Ji, T.R. Yu. 16. Trace Metal Contamination of the Hong Kong Soil Environment: A Review; M.H. Wong, et al. 17. Soil Contaminants in India: An Overview; R. Prasad. 18. Soil Contamination issues in the Republic of Korea (South Korea); S.-H. Yoo, K-H. Kim. 19. Contaminants and the Soil Environment In Malaysia; Y.M. Khanif, S. Salmijah. 20. Contaminants and the Soil Environment in New Zealand; A.H.C. Roberts, et al. 21. Contaminants and the Soil Environment of Pakistan; Z. Hussain, et al. 22. Contaminants and the Soil Environment in Papua New Guinea: An Overview; K. Singh, et al. 23. Contaminated Soils in the South Pacific Islands; R.J. Morrison, et al. 24. Contaminants and the Soil Environment in Sri Lanka; A.M. Mubarak, et al. 25. Contamination of Rural and Urban Soils in Taiwan; Z.S. Chen, et al.
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