Water and Land Remediation
Project description and aims
The contaminated sites management is a process that has different speeds in Member States. This is due partly to differences 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.
The expected outcomes of this projects are:
- Support/exchange technical experience required to make progress with the Remediation phase in Europe in order to enable those MS in which no procedure is currently taking place to have one reference.
- To share knowledge, skills and good practices, producing technical guidance, coordinating action between countries.
- To involve the main European Networks that deals with contaminated sites issues like COMMON FORUM, Eionet WG Contamination, and NICOLE.
- The project team is working on preparing two new documents on Thermal Desorption and Phytoremediation. First draft is expected for October 2023.
Final reports 2022
The project team released final reports on Multi Phase Extraction in November 2022 and in Soil Washing in January 2023. The translation of these reports are in progress (expected for September 2023)
In situ Chemical Oxidation (Final reports 2021)
The project team has released the following final reports in 2021 about In Situ Chemical Oxidation in several EU languages:
• Soil Thematic strategy.
• COM(2006)231 final.
• Stockholm Convention (art. 6, last version).
• MINAMATA Convention on Mercury.
• No net land take by 2050 reported for the first time in the Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe, COM(2011) 571 final.
Number: 2021/08-WP6, 2020/09 – Status: Ongoing – Period: 2021 – Topic: Water and land - Tags: water