Title: Quality criteria and mapping of contaminated soil – practice in selected EU countries 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: Denmark 
Language(s): Danish
English
 
Year: 2004 
Availability: Environmental project, Miljørapport nr. 975 
Author 1/Producer: Simonsen, Flemming A, 
Other Authors/Producers: Boyd, Helle Buchardt; Paludan, Elisabeth; Nielsen, C.; Falkenberg, Jacqueline Anne 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: The Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Miljøstyrelsen 
Publisher City: Strandgade 29, DK-1405 Copenhagen K, Denmark 
ISBN: 87-7614-490-9 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www2.mst.dk/common/Udgivramme/Frame.asp?pg=http://www ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 3.2 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
 
Short description: This report describes and compares practice in Denmark in the following fields: 1. Establishment of health based quality criteria for chemicals in soil, water and air as related to practice in Sweden, Germany, EU and WHO. 2. Soil management in relation to practice in Sweden, Netherlands, Germany and United Kingdom. 
Long description: The legislative basis and relevant guidelines, criteria documents have been identified in the report. Contact persons with environmental authorities and organisations have been contacted to supplement the collected information. In Denmark, the health quality criteria are based on the same evaluations and investigations as those used in the EU, WHO, Sweden and Germany. However it is noted that a lifetime risk of 1 out of 1 million for carcinogenic substances is tolerated in Denmark, but 1 out of 100,000 in Sweden and Germany. Site investigations are based on the same investigative principles, but the legislative requirements can differ. Two different types of levels are used for the evaluation and administration of soil pollution and are aimed at 1) preventing further pollution and 2) defining the need for action. All investigated countries except the United Kingdom use a preventive level for the evaluation and administration of soil pollution. In Germany, however, the “preventive level” is not solely based on health evaluations. All countries also have action levels for various land uses that are typically 3-10 times above the preventive level and where conditions such as background levels may be included in the assessment of the need for investigation, registration/mapping, remediation etc. 
Submitted By: Dr Jacqueline Falkenberg WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 31/01/2007