Soil Sampling Protocol for Asbestos in Soil

SoBRA 2015

This protocol provides a draft outline of a potential sampling approach developed by the SoBRA Asbestos-in-soil sub-group. It aims to strike a balance between traditional soil survey sampling strategies and soil sampling strategies designed specifically for known asbestos containing soil, made ground and aggregate.

Risks to Human Health from Asbestos in Soil Workshop Report (SoBRA 2013)

Issue Date: 7th April 2015

SoBRA held a workshop on assessing risks to human health from asbestos in soil in June 2013. The workshops aims were to: support site investigation practice, laboratory analysis methods and examine risks to site workers; evaluate remediation and re-use options; and derive a decision algorithm for existing and future land users. Quantification and management of the risks posed to human health from asbestos in soil are important current topics for practitioners dealing with land affected by contamination. This report will be used to support the chapter on risk assessment in the forthcoming Joint Industry Working Group guidance on asbestos in soil. Proceedings and presentation slides from the workshop are available free to members.

Petroleum Hydrocarbons Workshop Report (SoBRA 2013)

Issue Date: 24th January 2013

SoBRA held a workshop on assessing risks to groundwater from petroleum hydrocarbons in June 2012. The workshop included discussion groups on four key themes: site investigation and sampling; laboratory analysis and environmental forensics; groundwater risk assessment modelling and development of guidance; and assessment of the vapour risk from groundwater. Proceedings and presentation slides from the workshop are available free to members.

Lead Workshop Report (SoBRA 2012)

Issue Date: 20th March 2012

SoBRA held a workshop on assessing risks to human health from lead in soils in June 2011. The workshop included discussion groups on the 4 key topics, namely: toxicology; sources and background concentrations; exposure assessment; and bioaccessibility. Proceedings and presentation slides from the workshop are available free to members.