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The Environment Agency has published guidance for assessing and remedying risks to water from contaminated land. The report, Methodology for the derivation of remedial targets for soil and groundwater to protect water resources, is available price £20 from the Agency on (01793) 865138. The accompanying computer software package ConSim is available price £700 from Golder Associates on (0115) 945 6544. Visit www. environment-agency.gov.uk/gwcl for details and free demonstration.

Mott MacDonald is to carry out research for the DETR's Highways, Economics and Traffic Appraisal division into the behaviour of travellers when choosing the best route for their journey. The work is in association with Imperial College London, Leeds University and the Transport Research Laboratory.

Union Railways, developer of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, has handed over £2M to launch a fund for environmental improvements around the new railway. The Rail Link Countryside Initiative will provide cash for organisations in the area of the new line to plan and implement environmental projects.

Kvaerner Construction's Hong Kong-based firm Gammon Construction has won the £26.6M contract to build two residential tower blocks in the Wong Tai Sin region of Hong Kong. The work is under way and is expected to be completed by summer 2001.

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