Title: The practical use of short rotation coppice in land restoration 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2003 
Availability: Paulson, M., Bardos, P., Harmsen, J., Wilczek, J., Barton, M., and Edwards, D. (2003) The practical use of short rotation coppice in land restoration. Land Contamination and Reclamation 11 (3) 323-338. http://www.r3environmental.co.uk/ftpindex.html 
Author 1/Producer: Paulson 
Author / Producer Type: Consultancy, contractor or other service provider 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.r3environmental.co.uk/ftpindex.html  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->MNA
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Strategies
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Economic
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Environmental
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Social
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Long description: A potential for synergy exists between organic waste recycling, biomass production and long term risk management for contaminated land, particularly where the immediate economic case for re-use of the land is marginal. The possibility of income generation from waste management activities and biomass production offers scope for the regeneration of useful and sustainable economic activity on such marginal land. It also offers an alternative economic use to ‘hard’ redevelopment, as well as a means of facilitating such redevelopment, where the topography or extent of surrounding brownfield land inhibits the case for inward investment for a key site where conditions are otherwise favourable. The presence of plant roots, organic matter and associated biological activity may play a significant role in the degradation or stabilisation of contaminants, and the presence of the plant cover may also contribute to the stabilisation of the site and increase the amenity value of the site. 
Submitted By: Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 05/06/2004