Environmental Risk Assessment: Quantitative Measures, Anthropogenic Influences, Human Impact / Edition 1

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This book deals with environmental and human risk problems caused by contamination from the perspective of real world applications with quantitative procedures. It includes risk methods for the discussion of environmental problems where data are sparse or fuzzy, as well as incorporating political, social and economic considerations in determining directions of remediation solutions for environmental contaminant problems. Furthermore, it highlights the impact of contaminants on human health, in some cases ultimately leading to death, as well as the anthropogenic exacerbation of natural processes.
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"This book deals with environment and human risk problems caused by contamination that have occurred and that are still ongoing. … For professionals in the field, seriously involved in remediation efforts, this volume provides a detailed set of procedures to analyse the scientific consequences of environmental problems. The volume should be of use to decision-makers in both government and private industry who are actively involved in balancing the social, economic, political, scientific, and health issues for the best benefits of the population." (International Journal of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 86, 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540262497
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 3/21/2006
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 343
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Natural and anthropogenic environmental problems 1
Ch. 2 Restoration of lignite mining sites in the former GDR : lessons to be learnt from Zwenkau 21
Ch. 3 Carbon dioxide development and the influence of rising groundwater in the Cospuden/Zwenkau dump : observations and inferences 33
Ch. 4 Carbon dioxide development and the influence of rising groundwater in the Cospuden/Zwenkau dump : quantitative models 49
Ch. 5 Environmental and economic risks from sinkholes in West-Central Florida 67
Ch. 6 Risks of damage from flooding rivers : correlation of weakened dyke structures 81
Ch. 7 Biological remediation of environmentally contaminated water 97
Ch. 8 Heavy metal contamination removal by bacterial activity in seeping depositories 129
Ch. 9 Quantitative risks of death and sickness from toxic contamination : general population 151
Ch. 10 Quantitative risks of death and sickness from toxic contamination : age-dependent toxic sickness/death exposure limits 211
Ch. 11 Methods for estimating associated risks of sinkhole occurrence with data from the Ruhr Valley region of Germany 233
Ch. 12 Environmental concerns : catastrophic events and insurance 253
Ch. 13 Integrated scientific and economic uncertainties in environmental hazard assessments : social and political consequences 277
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