Title: A demonstration of the use of a framework for the ecological risk assessment of land contamination 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2006 
Availability: R&D Project P5-069. Product code: SCHO0804BICW-E-E Science Report P5-069/TR1 
Author 1/Producer: Environment Agency 
Other Authors/Producers: Weeks, J. et al 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: Environment Agency, Bristol, UK. 
ISBN: 1844322963 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://publications.environment-agency.gov.uk/pdf/SCHO0804BI ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Ecological
 
Short description: Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) is an increasingly important part of the decision-making process for managing environmental problems. Under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, ERA clearly has a key role in the ecological assessment of contaminated land. This report describes a decision-making framework to identify sites where ecoreceptors may be subject to risk from contaminants. It also reports the use of biological tests to determine whether ecoreceptors are at risk of harm from soil contaminants. 
Link to Organisation(s): Environment Agency (England and Wales)
 
Submitted By: Dr Denise Lambkin WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 22/04/2008