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This standard work on contaminated site management covers the whole chain of steps involved in contaminated site management, from sampling to remediation. An important focus throughout the book has been on Risk Assessment. In addition, this book will include in-depth theories on soil contamination, along with offering possibilities for practical applications. More than sixty of the world's top experts from Europe, the USA, Australia and Canada have contributed to this book. The twenty-five chapters in this book offer relevant information for experienced scientists, students, consultants and regulators, as well as for 'new players' in contaminated site management.
PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. INTRODUCTION TO CONTAMINATED SITE MANAGEMENT 2. CHARACTERISTICS OF NATURAL AND URBAN SOILS PART II: SITE INVESTIGATION 3. A PRACTICAL APPROACH FOR SITE INVESTIGATION 4. STATISTICAL SAMPLING STRATEGIES FOR SURVEY OF SOIL CONTAMINATION PART III: HUMAN HEALTH ASPECTS 5 HUMAN HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT 6. EXPOSURE THROUGH SOIL AND DUST INGESTION 7. ORAL BIOAVAILABILITY 8. Uptake of metals from soil into vegetables 9. UPTAKE OF ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS FROM SOIL INTO VEGETABLES AND FRUITS 10. Vapor Intrusion 11. HUMAN EXPOSURE PATHWAYS 12. HAZARD ASSESSMENT AND CONTAMINATED SITES PART IV: ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS 13. INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT 14. ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT OF DIFFUSE AND LOCAL SOIL CONTAMINATION USING SPECIES SENSITIVITY DISTRIBUTIONS 15. SITE-SPECIFIC ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT 16. BIOAVALIBILITY IN SOILS PART V: GROUNDWATER-RELATED ASPECTS 17. GROUNDWATER-RELATED RISK ASSESSMENT 18. LEACHING OF CONTAMINANTS TO GROUNDWATER 19. CONTAMINANT FATE AND REACTIVE TRANSPORT IN GROUNDWATER PART VI: RISK MANAGEMENT 20. SUSTAINABILITY AND REMEDIATION 21. IN SITU REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES 22. NATURAL ATTENUATION PART VII: FRAMEWORKS 23. BRINGING SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF CONTAMINATED SITES INTO PRACTICE -- THE ROLE OF POLICY AND REGULATIONS 24. A STAKEHOLDERS' PERSPECTIVE ON CONTAMINATED LAND MANAGEMENT 25. SUSTAINABLE BROWNFIELD REGENERATION