Land contamination: a case study of the ramparts within the Priddy's Hard heritage area

Todd, Rory (2007) Land contamination: a case study of the ramparts within the Priddy's Hard heritage area. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Land Contamination has been an issue for many decades, arising mainly from our industrious past. The issue of land contamination has only come to the fore in recent years. It is the combination of land, pollutants, and a range of receptors such as humans, plants, wildlife animals, that create a 'pollutant link', preventing the use or development of land increasing the demand for Greenfield development. In 2005, the Environmental Agency estimated the quantity of contaminated land in England and Wales to be in the region of 33,000 hectares. Up until 1990, there were few attempts to introduce a comprehensive system of control over historically contaminated land. The introduction of the Environment Protection Act 1990, reinforced by the latest body of rules (2000) defines and identifies contaminated land, prioritises action for clean-up and enforces the responsibility of appropriate person. Very few situations arise, as in the case of the ramparts within the Priddy's Hard Heritage Area, where remediation of contaminated land influenced by Scheduled Ancient Monument status and environmental obligation remains compromised.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/438

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