Title: Risk Assessment and Risk Management of Contaminated Sites in Europe 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: Italy 
Year of publication: 1998 
Availability: ANPA - International Workshop on “Risk Assessment and Risk Management of Contaminated Sites in Europe”, Rome - October 20, 1998 
Author 1/Producer: F. Quercia, ANPA (Editor) 
Other Authors/Producers: C. Mariotti, Aquater (ENI Group) 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: F. Quercia 
Publisher City: ANPA Via Vitaliano Brancati, 48 00144 ROMA tel.: + 39.06.50072931 fax.:+ 39.06.50072044 e-mail: quercia@anpa.it 
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
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EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
 
Long description: Remediation of abandoned waste disposal sites and contaminated industrial areas represents a priori environmental issue as well as a complex and technologically challenging problem. In the last few years much effort has been dedicated within the European Union to developing and improving risk assessment procedures for evaluating and solving problems posed by contaminated land, with a special focus on soil and groundwater pollution. Together with national research and regulatory initiatives, Member States have established several partnerships under EC programs and other international organizations. Links mantained between the different groups have provided fruitful exchanges among government experts, academics and the industry. In most countries risk assessment and risk management play an important role in remediation policies of contaminated land. While assessment approaches and methods are well established for human health risk, for ecological risks they are under development. Tiered decisional processes, envisaging risk-based screening approaches and more detailed site specific assessments, are becoming popular within different policies. Research is needed to improve knowledge on specific areas. Educational and training programs are needed for young professionals and for local land administrators and decision makers. 
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