The main objetive

The combine well-known soil remediation technologies in a new way to produce a robust, efficient and environmentally
friendly solution to organic contamination.

The specific objetives

To demonstrate, in a full-scale application, the efficiency of combining several remediation techniques.

To assess their technical and economical feasibility.

To sensitize authorities and media.

To define criteria for its application in other contaminated sites.

To integrate decontamination activities with CO2 emission assessment.

To suggest tools for a future development of decontamination protocols.

Background

The large increment in waste generation and the widespread use of chemical products for years have caused several soil problems at European level. Soil contamination is currently a problem in more than 3 million sites across Europe and it is estimated that 500.000 of them could need short-term corrective actions. The European Union assesses the cost of such restorative measures in the range of billions of euros.

Up to the present the remediation of contaminated soils has focused on the achievement of quality…

Background
Actions

Actions

Action A1. Preparatory works at setting up the baseline or current status. Under the Armada Española supervision.

Action A2. For selecting the most adequate plant species and gather key data needed at further stages of the project. This action will be carried out by AITEMIN with close support from UPM and CIEMAT, and involves limited sampling and small scale tests.

Action A3. The last stage of preparatory works will be shaped into a technical action plan involving all of the beneficiaries…