MUSA Integrating Multiple Scale Impact Assessment on Ecosystems for Contaminated Land Management

Country: European Union
Start Date:   10/10/2007         Duration: 12 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: SN-01/18
Organisation Type:  Consultancy, contractor or other service provider
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Tools and procedures
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Project objectives:
By focusing on the impact on ecosystems, MUSA aims at building up an efficient decision support tool integrating Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) and Life 
Cycle Assessment (LCA) for contaminated soils management. 1. Identifying and describing the similarities and discrepancies between Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA); 2. Calculating uncertainty results associated for impact assessment on Ecosystems as a change in biodiversity for LCA and ERA 3. Addressing the issue of speciation and bioavailability of metals in LCA and ERA 4. Providing an approach integrating LCA and ERA for assessing impact of contaminated soils on ecosystems 5. Applying the proposed methodology to the “Ronde Venen” Case Study.
Project Summary:
Beyond the project and its case study, MUSA will provide a guideline enabling the use of LCA and ERA at the same time for assessing impacts of organic or inorganic 
contaminants at different assessment scale in contaminated site management.
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Project Resources:
Funding Programme(s): 
SNOWMAN coordinated Call
Link to Organisations:

SETE-MIP - Service Environnement
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Submitted by: Mr Arnd Wieland  Who does what?  10/01/2008 13:17:00
Updated by: Mr Arnd Wieland  Who does what?  10/01/2008 13:28:00