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A systematic review of risk assessment tools for contaminated sites – Current perspectives and future prospects

Mahammedi, C E; Mahdjoubi, L; Booth, A; Akram, H; Butt, T E

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Authors

C E Mahammedi

Colin Booth Colin.Booth@uwe.ac.uk
AHOD in Research/ Associate Professor

H Akram

T E Butt



Abstract

© 2020 Elsevier Inc. Health and safety hazards associated with the redevelopment of contaminated sites can be complex and pose considerable risks. A systematic literature review was conducted on risk assessment tools for contaminated sites. These tools have been identified from searching through leading academic databases and other professional sources. For each of the identified tools the relevant risk assessment stages, harm type, hazard category, receptor type and pathways are reported. Findings reveal that despite growing interest in the development of risk assessment tools, there are persistent knowledge gaps identified in this study, which serve as a basis for future research direction to where more advanced practical tools could be invented. For instance, it is evidenced there is a shortfall in practical tools available to contaminated site assessors conducting investigations at the preliminary risk assessment stage. Addressing this opening can benefit the planning process, coordinated between relevant stakeholders and, moreover, reduce uncertainty in the decision-making of contaminated site developers.

Citation

Mahammedi, C. E., Mahdjoubi, L., Booth, A., Akram, H., & Butt, T. E. (2020). A systematic review of risk assessment tools for contaminated sites – Current perspectives and future prospects. Environmental Research, 191, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.110180

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 4, 2020
Online Publication Date Sep 11, 2020
Publication Date Dec 1, 2020
Deposit Date Nov 20, 2020
Publicly Available Date Sep 12, 2021
Journal Environmental Research
Print ISSN 0013-9351
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 191
Article Number 110180
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.110180
Keywords Risk Assessment Tools; Health hazards; Contaminated Sites; Decision Making 2
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6667073
Publisher URL https://www.journals.elsevier.com/environmental-research

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