NICOLE and the COMMON FORUM have published a Common Position Paper On Innovative technologies.
There are potentially millions of sites in the EU where land contamination could pose a risk to water resources, ecosystems, and/or human health. As a result
over € 2,000 million is believed to be spent annually on site characterisation, risk management and remediation. Stakeholders are facing new challenges:
the discovery of new sites or new types of pollution and an increased demand for land that is suitable for use. Without cost-effective and sustainable management
of the land the environmental impact and the cost will only increase further. This paper proposes concrete actions to help turn this trend around, supporting
both the European economy as well as common European efforts towards a better environment.