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SOIL REMEDIATION DEFINITION

Contaminated sites 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 problem.
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

updated: January 08 2010 05:16:00.