Interest in groundwater and soil contamination has steadily increased since the 1970s as public concern led to a vast range of new and stringent environmental regulations. Owing to the increasing numbers of contaminated site remediations in recent decades, this field of study is often spoken of as the ‘remediation industry’. Groundwater and soil contamination management from site assessment to remediation takes a lot of time and expense. Site restoration usually proceeds through several phases and requires a concerted, multidisciplinary effort. Thus, remediation professionals come from a variety of technical and educational backgrounds, including geology, hydrology, chemistry, microbiology, toxicology and epidemiology,...

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