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Achieving sustainable remediation of brownfield sites is highly complex because of the heterogeneous nature of ground conditions, the [frequent] presence of contaminant, and the potential multiple pathways to receptors.
All too often this leads to contamination being cleaned up to generic levels, irrespective of differences in end-usage across a site, and the design and formation of the final landscape occurs in isolation of the remedial process.
Sites where integrated remediation and greening solutions have been employed provide a vital vehicle for investigating the sustainability of remediation and greening systems and for securing the development of the robust, reliable and cost effective methods of the future.
Doick, K and Hutchings, T. (2007). Greenspace Establishment on Brownfield Land: the Site Selection and Investigation Process. Information Note, Forestry Commission Archive
SUBR:IM Bulletin 10, April 2008
SUBR:IM Bulletin 11, April 2009
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