Title: Monitoring of persistent organic pollutants in soils of the Czech Republic 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2003 
Availability: Sáòka, M. et al. (2003) Monitoring of persistent organic pollutants in soils of the Czech Republic. Persistent Toxic Substances Contamination of the European Region as a reflection of results of the GEF/UNEP Regional Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances (RBA PTS) in Europe, the implementation of the Stockholm Convention and 'Community Strategy for Dioxins, Furans and PCBs' 
Author 1/Producer: Sáòka, M. 
Other Authors/Producers: Zbíral, J., Provazník, K., Poláková, Š. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.recetox.muni.cz/coe/sources/workshop_1_rba_pts/V0 ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
Short description: Soil survey, monitoring and inventarization programs are inevitable tools to define soil properties for a given area (country), including the status of pollution. Most European countries have developed their own monitoring system focused on the main soil characteristics. Agricultural purposes were emphasised but environmental interests are becoming to play more and more important role in these systems. That is why also potentially toxic substances, including persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are being introduced into monitoring systems. In the Czech Republic the systematic monitoring of POPs is carried out on two levels: 1. As a part of basal soil monitoring scheme (BSMS) on permanent plots on agricultural soil and in protected areas (conducts Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture), 2. Monitoring for specific purposes in order to find the sources and levels of POPs in different areas and to propose some remediation measures (conducts Research Institute for Land Reclamation and Soil Conservation). The system and results of BSMS is the object of this contribution. The BSMS became a part of the Czech legislation by accepting the Act on fertilisers No. 156/98 S.B. (in wording of later regulations) and connected decrees as a tool supporting decision-making process in state administration. Evaluation and continuous assessment of both levels of monitoring is carried out and submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Environment. 
Link to Project(s): RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 14/02/2006

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