Title: NATO CCMS (Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society) Prevention and Remediation Issues in Selected Industrial Sectors 
Resource Type: web links 
Producers or distributor NATO CCMS 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Web link for product information: http://www.nato.int/sps/pilot-studies/pri/pri-index.htm  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
 
Short description: The purpose of the pilot study is to define and explore best practices for reducing the health and environmental impact on soil and groundwater from industrial sectors of interest (e.g., metals mining, organic chemical production, gasworks, and fertilizer manufacturing) as well as other unique site “types” 
Long description: The purpose of the pilot study is to define and explore best practices for reducing the health and environmental impact on soil and groundwater from industrial sectors of interest (e.g., metals mining, organic chemical production, gasworks, and fertilizer manufacturing) as well as other unique site “types” (e.g., old landfills, privatization sites [i.e., facilities transitioning from former state ownership in certain categories], mega sites [i.e., large scale former industrial and mining facilities], and shoreline sediment sites). The pilot study will explore the techniques and technologies for preventing and avoiding discharge to soil and groundwater as well as measurement and remediation for that industry sector or site type. It seeks to engage industry and other private sector organizations at the transnational level in sharing and evaluating technical information. In reviewing case studies as well as experience from the previous CCMS pilot study on contaminated land and other sources, the proposed pilot study may be able to assess or benchmark “what is easy to clean,” “what is difficult to clean,” and “what is impossible, at reasonable cost, to clean.” The unique contribution of the pilot study would be measured by its ability to synthesize information regarding best practices, successes and failures, and uncertainties for the sectors of interest. Annual reports of the meetings and a cumulative CD will be issued after each annual meeting of the Pilot Study. 
Link to Organisation(s): NATO/CCMS NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society
 
Submitted By: Mr Bob Barnes WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 14/04/2008