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Quantifying and Communicating Risk from Contaminated Sites to People and the Environment: A Research Council Position Paper

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 Introduction

Some past, and probably some current approaches, to the use, manufacture and disposal of chemicals have led to the contamination of the ground, groundwater and surface water. If the land is to be reused (after application of a remediation technology that meets the aims of sustainability), and water resources protected in a sustainable fashion, the risk posed by the consequences of these past and current actions needs to be quantified and managed. The magnitude, severity and duration of the risk that any contaminated site poses to the health of people and the environment (before, during and after remediation) will have a major influence on both (a) the choice of remediation strategies and technologies, and (b) future land-use options. This is one reason why this workshop concentrates on risk rather than remediation.

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