NDA Site Investigations Handbook

The National Nuclear Laboratory (formerly Nexia Solutions Ltd) and GAU-Radioanalytical have produced an electronic handbook of concise, up-to-date information detailing currently available methods for the characterisation of nuclear licensed sites. The handbook was developed with funding from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

The Site Investigation Handbook is freely downloadable* and is designed to be a user-friendly and searchable tool for the contaminated land practitioner. It provides clear information and enables users to rapidly identify the costs, advantages and disadvantages of any investigative or analytical technique used for the identification and quantification of both chemotoxic and radioactive contaminants in soil and water. The tool provides a fundamental description of all the techniques considered and enables users to decide if a proposed technique is likely to provide the information required in any given instance.