New guidance documents are now available for Standards in Investigation, Assessment, Remediation and Development of Potentially Contaminated and Contaminated Sites. The guidance provides key information required for a proper understanding and use Standard Guidance documents and Standard Specifications such as conventions in the use of language and the need for consistent use of terminology. It also provides information about in which Standards guidance various topics can be found.
BS 10175:2011 + A2:2017 Investigation of potentially contaminated sites -Code of practice is the key British Standard relating to the investigation and development of potentially contaminated and contaminated land. However, following the requirements or recommendations of other standards documents; often European or International Standards, are required for proper application.
Over two hundred guidance documents and Specifications have been produced by the ISO and CEN Technical Committees responsible for soil quality (ISO TC190 Soil quality and CEN TC444 Environmental characterization of solid matrices) including chemical analytical methods, physical test methods, biological test methods and guidance on what to look for when investigations are required for particular purposes. These documents cover not only potentially contaminated sites, but natural and near-natural soils, and contribute to understanding interactions between soil and global warming.
For further information or to download the guidance document, please visit the AGS website here.
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