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Assessing the groundwater pollution potential of cemetery developments

Assessing the groundwater pollution potential of cemetery developments

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Summarises findings of a study intended to inform regulatory decision-making. Identifies and quantifies the risks of pollution. Reviews current approaches to assessing proposals for extending cemeteries or developing new ones. Provides guidance on assessing the relative importance of the factors that require consideration in terms of the potential impact of a cemetery on groundwater.


Supersedes the Environment Agency's Research and Development Technical Report P223 'Pollution potential of cemeteries. Draft guidance'.


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The Environment Agency is responsible for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales. They publish a range of technical guidance, reports, policies and research material to promote a cleaner and healthier place to live in.



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