Title: Improving the Reliability of Contaminated Land Assessment using Statistical Methods: Part 1 - Basic Principles and Concepts (Technical Bulletin 7) 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> methodology description 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2004 
Author 1/Producer: CL:AIRE 
Other Authors/Producers: Ramsey, Professor Mike (University of Sussex) 
Author / Producer Type: Professional / trade / industry associations, institutes or networks 
Publisher: CL:AIRE 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.claire.co.uk/pdf_usr/TB7v5Jan07.pdf  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 400 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Cost benefit analysis-->Cost benefit analysis overview
Contaminated land-->Cost benefit analysis-->Tools
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk benefit analysis
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Methods
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling and analysis
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling strategy
Short description: This bulletin is designed to introduce some basic statistical methods which can be used to help quantify uncertainties, allow for heterogeneity, and provide confidence in making decisions when managing contaminated land. 
Long description: Proper management of contaminated land requires an understanding of site conditions and of the nature and distribution of contaminants. This understanding is derived from site characterisation activities, which typically include sampling of surface and sub-surface soils and water. It is often assumed that the results obtained from these samples are representative of the actual ground and contaminant conditions but, this is not necessarily the case, due to heterogeneities in the site and uncertainties in the measurements. 
Link to Organisation(s): CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: Applications in the Real Environments)
Submitted By: Mr John Henstock WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 15/02/2007