The role of fate and transport in contaminated site risk assessment is illustrated in Figure 6.1. In the context of the source–pathway–receptor model for risk assessment, the study of fate and transport is mainly concerned with describing and understanding the various pathways or routes through which a receptor might be placed at risk from contamination. The receptor might be people, ecosystems, groundwater resources, buildings etc.
|Title of host publication||Risk assessment for contaminated eites in Europe. Volume 1 scientific basis|
|Editors||Colin Ferguson, Dominique Darmendrail, Karin Freier, Bjørn Kaare Jensen, John Jensen, Harald Kasamas, Arantzazu Urzelai, Joop Vegter|
|Place of Publication||Nottingham|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
- Programme Area 2: Water Resources