Title: The HERACLES Research Framework to Promote the Development of Common References of Site Specific Ecological Risk Assessment for Contaminated Land in Europe
Authors: CARLON Claudio
Citation: Proceedings of the 9th Internation conference on Soil-Water Systems
Publisher: Geosciences pour une Terre durable (BRGM)
Publication Year: 2005
JRC N°: JRC32447
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC32447
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The site specific ecological risk assessment (SS-ERA) is seldom considered and still poorly applied in the mangement of contaminated land. It is mainly dur to the lack of a general framework, providing operational options to include SS-ERA in the decisional process. For this scope, there is certain consensus on the need of Common European technical references of SS-ERA, HERACLES, Human Ecological Assment for Contaminated Land in European Member States, is a long term research framework launched by the JRC and aimed at promoting the development of common references of risk assessment for contaminated land in Europe. It intends to be a dynamic process, which couples the working groupd consultation with pilot projects and desk studies.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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