Last week, CL:AIRE published new guidance on the use of statistics in the assessment of soil contamination data which replaces their previous guidance that was published in 2008. The new approach allows for the use of multiple statistical tools to evaluate datasets rather than relying upon a single test or indicator, and outlines the importance of having a comprehensive understanding of your dataset. After all – if you don’t know your dataset, you don’t know anything (or so i’m frequently told).
The new guidance was written by statistician Nigel Marriott, supported by a steering group comprising representatives from Environment Agency, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), RSK, Soil and Groundwater Technology Association (SAGTA), Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment (SoBRA), and Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Pollution Advisory Group (YALPAG).
For more information and to access the new guidance, please follow the link below: