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Risk Assessment Of Contaminated Mixtures In The Context Of Beneficial Use - AE0233

Description
Summary Objective:-
Improve risk assessment methodology relating to the toxicity and bioavailability of pollutant mixtures in sediments on biota, with the aim of identifying concentrations of contaminants that are not harmful in specific types of dredged material are placed in particular environments, such that the sediments may be used in environmentally beneficial schemes.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Under the Food and Environmental Protection Act for control of deposits in the sea, assist DEFRA to make scientifically robust judgements about the suitability of sediment re-use schemes.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Risk assessment of contaminant mixtures in the context of beneficial use.   (862k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2003

Cost: £277,937
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
Keywords
Dredging              
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine