Once the site-specific risk management objectives have
been established, the available options need to be identified
and compared in a way that is clear, documented and robust.
There are a number of factors that need to be considered in
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selecting an effective remediation solution to a contaminated
land problem. These include the reasons for the remediation
work and any constraints on it, risk management, technical
suitability and feasibility, stakeholders’ views, cost/benefit
ratio and wider environmental, social and economic impacts
(i.e. sustainable development). It is also important to
consider the manner in which a decision is reached. This
should be a balanced and systematic process founded on the
principles of transparency and inclusive decision-making.