Title: Siti contaminati in Europa e strategie disponibili per una loro gestione e bonifica sostenibili
Citation: ECOMONDO 2012
Publisher: ECOMONDO
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC74555
ISBN: 883877708X
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC74555
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Regular monitoring and reporting about contaminated sites in Europe is performed over the EIONET network of the European Environment Agency (EEA). Following the transfer of the competences on soil related activities from the EEA to the Directorate general Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, all data on contaminated sites (Indicator CSI015) are collected and archived at the European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) in Ispra, Italy. The sixth reporting cycle for contaminated sites in Europe has been completed in 2011 and allows for an updated evaluation of the status of contaminated sites in 39 European countries. An estimated 2.5 millions of potentially contaminated sites, of which 340 000 actually identified as contaminated and needing appropriate remediation activities. Main origin of contamination is industrial activities (60%) and main contaminants are mineral oils and heavy metals. A substantial increase in public spending for site remediation can be observed compared to private investments. An average annual spending of 10 Euro pro capita for contaminated site remediation can be estimated for Europe. The European Commission will release the full detailed report on contaminated sites in Europe by end of 2012.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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