Pathways: transport and fate of contaminants

Bjørn Kaare Jensen, Colin Ferguson

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRisk assessment for contaminated eites in Europe. Volume 1 scientific basis
EditorsColin Ferguson, Dominique Darmendrail, Karin Freier, Bjørn Kaare Jensen, John Jensen, Harald Kasamas, Arantzazu Urzelai, Joop Vegter
Place of PublicationNottingham
PublisherLQM Press
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 2: Water Resources


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