The NICOLE Working Group on Soil has prepared a discussion paper considering the current Draft Soil Framework Directive.
The initiative is broadly welcomed. NICOLE strongly supports the notion of contamination being related to the concept of significant risk to human health
and/or the environment. NICOLE is of the view that a risk based management approach is the only sustainable way forward in dealing with contaminated sites and,
if deemed necessary, their remediation.
However, the paper identifies a number of concerns about the detail of the measures to be implemented.
This (short) paper can be downloaded from: