UK Environment Agency consults on evaluating risks
to human health from hydrocarbon contamination
in soils
The Environment Agency is currently developing an approach for the evaluation of  
the human health risks from petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in soils. A  
significant change to current UK practice is needed to introduce consistency and  
to take into account the risk-based approach of Part IIA of the Environmental  
Protection Act 1990 and the requirements of Town and Country Planning Acts. To  
address these issues the Environment Agency has prepared a consultation paper that  
introduces the need for change, summarises the approaches used internationally  
and proposes a way forward, outlining the key issues requiring input from  
consultees. (Responses due by 3 October 2003) 
The document can be downloaded from ... 
Posted: 08/09/2003 By: Bob Barnes