“Contaminated land” is the term used in the United Kingdom to describe land that contains toxic substances in such concentrations that they present a potential threat directly or indirectly to man, to the environment or to other targets such as building structures. Land for development is in short supply and therefore there is pressure both from a social and economic standpoint to develop derelict urban sites which may be contaminated. Failure to recognise before redevelopment that a site is contaminated can be costly both in terms of financial resources and in relation to the risks to which the developers and the eventual occupiers of the site are exposed. There have been some notorious examples such as the Love Canal USA and Lekkerkirk Netherlands of the penalties which result from blindly developing contaminated land.
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- A Computer Model for Contaminated Land Reclamation Schemes
R. A. Page
A. F. Smith
T. E. Miller
- Springer Netherlands
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