Grounds for success

Royse, Kate; Banks, Vanessa; Bricker, Stephanie; Marchant, Andy. 2012 Grounds for success. Planet Earth, Summer. 12-13.

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The 500-acre Olympic Park sits in the Lower Lea Valley in London's East End. Construction work has had to overcome problems like high groundwater levels, compressible soils – which threaten foundations and underground constructions – and contamination from pollutants like oil, petrol, tar, arsenic and lead, which pose serious risks to water supplies and ultimately human health if left untreated.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Land Use, Planning and Development
ISSN: 1479-2605
NORA Subject Terms: General
Earth Sciences
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Date made live: 02 Jul 2012 13:37 +0 (UTC)

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