What is it about?
Two universities were approached by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency to assist them to quantify how much illegally dumped waste was on a site, with both land and water (hence two landowners) involved. A combination of dGPS and geophysics surveying was undertaken to quantify the waste. This information was then used to convict the perpetrator and to quantify his £250k clean-up bill.
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Why is it important?
A case study to shows how geoscience can usefully assist civil and criminal courts
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This page is a summary of: Geophysical assessment of illegally buried toxic waste for a legal enquiry: A case study in Northern Ireland (UK), Environmental Forensics, November 2018, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/15275922.2018.1519740.
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