by hazardous substances are a major environmental
concern in Europe e throughout the world. Significant
financial and human resources are devoted for
the remediation of such sites.
Many steps have been taken to restrict or ban
from use some contaminants (PCBs, IPA, CLB-derivatives)
and reduce discharge of others.
However, contaminants can persist for many years
in soil and sediments , where they have the potential
to adversely affect human health and the environmental.
Soil Remediation research consists in the study
of the better understanding of the nature of contaminated
soils and sediments and the risks they pose, the
better technology for dealing with soils and sediments,
and reasonable approaches to management of the
It is apparent also that the cooperation among
site managers, decision makers, and scientists
and engineers is needed to share information and
develop workable, cost-effective solutions