Reclaiming Contaminated Land

  • T.¬†Cairney

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mary R. Harris
    Pages 1-29
  3. G. D. R. Parry, R. M. Bell
    Pages 30-38
  4. R. C. Haines, Mary R. Harris
    Pages 39-61
  5. D. W. Lord
    Pages 62-113
  6. M. A. Smith
    Pages 114-143
  7. T. Cairney
    Pages 144-169
  8. T. Cairney
    Pages 170-180
  9. D. L. Barry
    Pages 181-199
  10. R. C. Haines
    Pages 200-212
  11. G. D. R. Parry, R. M. Bell
    Pages 213-222
  12. D. L. Barry
    Pages 223-255
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 257-260

About this book


Chemically contaminated land has only recently been recognized as an immediate or long-term potential hazard, and published guidance on how to tackle such land has been sparse. Indeed much of the available technical work emphasizes the risks and dangers, rather than indicating safe and economical strategies of reclamation. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the important aspects of land reclamation. Its basic aim is to dispel the myths that have become associated with the subject and to indicate methods and strategies that can be used for safe and economical reclamation. The authors concentrate on the more important facets of reclamation and indicate where advice and information is more or less certain. As in any newly developed field there are still uncertainties and, for this reason, not all the chapters contain equivalent amounts of detail. All the authors have expertise in the field of land reclamation, and differences in emphasis between authors reflect the present state of the subject. Overall, the book emphasizes that contaminated land can be reclaimed safely provided that sufficient attention is paid to detail and that the proposed end use of the land is appropriate and based on a detailed knowledge of the site.


Contamination carbon dioxide controlling environment environmental health formation gas groundwater hazard land use moisture organization soil urban development water supply

Editors and affiliations

  • T.¬†Cairney
    • 1
  1. 1.Liverpool PolytechnicUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6506-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6504-4
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