Title: Guidance on the management of contaminated sites 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: International organisation- network or project 
Language(s): English
Year: 2021 
Author 1/Producer: Minimata Convention on Mercury 
Other Authors/Producers: United Nations Environment Porgram (UNEP) 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report/Document number/description: UNEP/MC/COP.3/8/Rev.1 
Publisher Country: International organisation- network or project 
Publisher web link (root): http://www.mercuryconvention.org
Report / download web link (=direct link): https://www.mercuryconvention.org/sites/default/files/docume ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Heavy metals
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
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: EXTRACT: The Minamata Convention on Mercury contains provisions on contaminated sites, including the identification and assessment of sites and the adoption of guidance on the management of contaminated sites by the Conference of the Parties. The present document provides guidance on the main elements for the identification and management of contaminated sites to be used as reference by those parties that wish to take action to manage such sites. It is intended for a range of possible users, including government officials and practitioners. It provides guidance on managing sites, from site identification and detailed site investigation to the decision process for site management and, where appropriate, remediation. It is intended to provide general advice to parties in non-prescriptive language, taking into account the variety of national considerations, including socioeconomic circumstances and the limitations faced by parties. It takes cognisance of best environmental practices (BEP) and best available techniques (BAT). For those planning detailed management of a particular site, additional technical information can be found in the references listed at the end of the guidance. 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 21/09/2021

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