An authoritative treatment of each of the topics is ensured by the particular expertise and distinction of the authors.
Contaminated land and its reclamation is an issue which has been the focus of much attention since the mid-1980s in the UK, in continental Europe, in the USA, and more widely throughout the world. There have been many incidents reported in the media which have served to raise the level of public concern about the effects and conseequences of land contamination and governments have moved to introduce legislation designed to control and regulate activities which lead to contamination and to deal with the historical legacy of contaminated sites. This volume provides an overview of the subjects, including recent developments of a legal, technical and professional nature and relates these to the methods of risk assessment and their application.
The series has been edited by Professors Hester and Harrison since it began in 1994. Professor Roy Harrison OBE is listed by ISI Thomson Scientific (on ISI Web of Knowledge) as a Highly Cited Researcher in the Environmental Science/Ecology category. He has an h-index of 54 (i.e. 54 of his papers have received 54 or more citations in the literature). In 2004 he was appointed OBE for services to environmental science in the New Year Honours List. He was profiled by the Journal of Environmental Monitoring (Vol 5, pp 39N-41N, 2003). Professor Harrison's research interests lie in the field of environment and human health. His main specialism is in air pollution, from emissions through atmospheric chemical and physical transformations to exposure and effects on human health. Much of this work is designed to inform the development of policy. Now an emeritus professor, Professor Ron Hester's current activities in chemistry are mainly as an editor and as an external examiner and assessor. He also retains appointments as external examiner and assessor / adviser on courses, individual promotions, and departmental / subject area evaluations both in the UK and abroad.