EDITOR'S NOTE: This article represents 1 of 6 articles generated from a workshop entitled “Ecological Soil Levels: Next Steps in the Development of Metal Clean-Up Values” (September 2012, Sundance, Utah, USA). The purpose of the workshop was to provide managers and decision makers of contaminated sites in North America with appropriate methods for developing soil clean-up values that are protective of ecological resources. The workshop focused on metals and other inorganic contaminants because of their ubiquity at contaminated sites and because their natural occurrence makes it difficult to determine adverse levels.
Special Series: Ecological Soil Clean-Up Values for Metals; Guest Editor: Anne Fairbrother
Deriving site-specific soil clean-up values for metals and metalloids: Rationale for including protection of soil microbial processes
Article first published online: 26 FEB 2014
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Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
Volume 10, Issue 3, pages 388–400, July 2014
How to Cite
Kuperman, R. G., Siciliano, S. D., Römbke, J. and Oorts, K. (2014), Deriving site-specific soil clean-up values for metals and metalloids: Rationale for including protection of soil microbial processes. Integr Environ Assess Manag, 10: 388–400. doi: 10.1002/ieam.1513
- Issue published online: 25 JUN 2014
- Article first published online: 26 FEB 2014
- Accepted manuscript online: 27 DEC 2013 01:20AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 21 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 20 MAY 2013