Title: Report of the NICOLE Workshop: From Site Closure to Disengagement 18-20 November 2009, Douai, France. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: International organisation- network or project 
Year of publication: 2010 
Author 1/Producer: NICOLE 
Other Authors/Producers: Paul Bardos (Ed) 
Author / Producer Type: Professional / trade / industry associations, institutes or networks 
Publisher: NICOLE Secretariat 
Publisher City: Deltares, Appeldoorn, The Netherlands 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.nicole.org  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site investigation overview
Short description: Historic land contamination has arisen through a variety of past practices that did not take account of the environment, including processes of industrial change as businesses changed on a site. These changes may have been triggered by a forced closure (for example as a result of an industry going out of business), a planned sale or a planned relocation. These processes of change continue today. It is important that these changes to do not give rise to land contamination of the future. Consequently disengagement from a site needs to be handled as an environmental management process. The objective of this workshop was to understand how site closure can be conducted in a smooth and effective manner. Its topics included: • Examples of remediation cases under complex site closure conditions • Cases of site closure that either went as planned or cases where there were lessons were to be learned. • Social, environmental, legal/contractual or financial aspects 
Link to Project(s): NICOLE Network for Industrially Contaminated Land In Europe
Link to Organisation(s): NICOLE Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe
Link to News Items(s):   NICOLE Publishes Workshop Report on 'From Site Closure to Disengagement'
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 06/02/2010

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