Some contaminated land guidance still in use in the UK dates back
to the 1980s and has not been available in downloadable form, in
o Contaminated Land Reports (CLRs) 1 to 6 and 12, and
o Publications of the former Interdepartmental Committee on
the Redevelopment of Contaminated Land (ICRCL).
Defra and the Environment Agency have recently completed scanning
these to PDF, and these are now available for download (see below).
Please note that the ICRCL publications are now quite old, and
predate the introduction of the current law and policy on
contaminated land. They are included largely for historical interest, or for site managers to
see guidance that might have influenced previous decision making.
There is a good deal of more recent technical
guidance available (see Model Procedures link to EUGRIS entry, and
Links to UK contaminated land managment information in EUGRIS can be found at
and its subpages (click 'in detail') in the right hand menu.
Note re ICRCL 59/83 (trigger values):
This note has been withdrawn by Defra and is not
be to be used for human health risk assessment purposes. The document is being made available for
historical reference purposes only.
For further information, see http://www.eugris.info/DisplayResource.asp?ResourceID=5537.