In Situ Chemical Oxidation and Soil Vapour Extraction Reports are available in 11 languages

05 Dec, 2022

The contaminated sites management is a process that has different speeds in Members States. This is due partly on difference in legislation that would mean different definitions as for making some examples “potentially contaminated sites”, “contaminated sites”, “remediated sites”. For this reason, the European Commission-JRC launched an initiative with EEA-EIONET network to find common definitions and a survey in MS in 2018 ( that resulted in defining 6 site statuses.

IMPEL Water and Land Remediation Project aims to speed up the process, focusing to the remediation phase that is often the bottleneck, with monitoring parameters specific for each remediation technology, that may show clearly the progress of activities towards the target.

Then, the project has also the objective to promote in situ technologies with a clear scheme for their monitoring over time. These documents will contribute to reduce the use of more impacting remediation technologies like Dig&Dump and Pump&Treat.

The Water and Land Remediation project team has produced report on two remediation technologies. These are In Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO) and Soil Vapour Extraction (SVE). The reports are available in 11 languages. Click here for more information on the project and to download the reports.

Photo Credits: Peter Freitag

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