Title: The flow of excavated surplus soil in Denmark 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: Denmark 
Language(s): Danish
English
 
Year: 2004 
Availability: Environmental project, Miljørapport nr. 886 
Author 1/Producer: Mortensen, L.B. 
Other Authors/Producers: Nielsen, L.M. and Mygind, M.M. 
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: 87-7614-101-2 
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) 817 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->management&admin
Contaminated land-->stats, registers, inventories etc
Diffuse pollution-->Regulation
 
Short description: Danish legislation requires that the transport and end-destination of all contaminated or potentially contaminated is registered and regulated by local authorities. This survey provides information on the excavated surplus soil during building and construction projects in 2001 and soil treatment costs and the future capacity at treatment plants is assessed. 
Long description: On the basis of the surveys for transport of soil in 2001, it was found that just under 12 million m³ surplus soil (incl. recycling by the road management boards) was excavated of which 4.1 million m³ was registered by the authorities. About 45% of the total registered quantities of soil came from the sites with no known contamination whereas about 35 % came from potential or registered contaminated sites and about 20% from public road areas. A total of about 50% of the contaminated soil is sent to soil treatment plants, while 23% is recycled, 16% disposed of in special chemical waste depositories, 10% in dumps and 2% are landfilled. The survey shows that almost all the cleaned soil from soil treatment plants (92%) is deposited as slightly contaminated soil after treatment. The survey demonstrates that only about 20% of the clean surplus soil is recycling, while up to 10% of the contaminated soil is recycled. 
Submitted By: Dr Jacqueline Falkenberg WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 02/04/2007