Title: Sustainable Remediation Special Issue 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: United Kingdom 
Language(s): English
 
Year: 2016 
Author 1/Producer: Paul Bardos 
Other Authors/Producers: Andy Cundy, Jonathan Smith, Nicola Harries 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Journal: Journal of Environmental Management  
Journal Web Link: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-environmental-management/  
Start Page: x 
End Page: x 
Volume: 184 
Publisher Country: European Union 
Publisher web link (root): http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-environmental-management/
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03014797/184/su ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Economic
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Environmental
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Social
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
 
Short description: This special issue is devoted to the newly emerging policy and technical area of contaminated land management known as “sustainable remediation”. Achieving sustainability had been considered an integral outcome of contaminated land management since its inception in the 1970s, in particular because damaged land was usefully returned to the land use cycle, thus avoiding greenfield use. However, from the late 1990s this assumption began to be questioned. There is now a broad recognition that land and groundwater remediation (colloquially known as “clean-up”) activities are not inherently sustainable, and that poorly selected, designed or implemented remediation activities may in fact cause greater impact than the contamination that they seek to address. There has been a great deal of activity internationally over the past ten years in formulating what exactly might constitute achieving sustainability in remediation. There is now an emerging consensus in the broad frameworks and approaches for sustainable remediation being developed around the world which is culminating in the drafting of international standards by ISO and ASTM International. The fundamental basis of sustainable remediation is to promote the use of more sustainable practices during environmental clean-up activities, with the objective of balancing economic viability, conservation of natural resources and biodiversity, and the enhancement of the quality of life in surrounding communities. In broad terms, concepts of sustainable remediation are based on achieving a net benefit overall across a range of environmental, economic, and social concerns that are judged to be representative of sustainability. This is a key goal in land remediation and land regeneration, given the large global contaminated land legacy and the overall resource and financial cost required to bring this land back into beneficial use. (EXTRACT) 
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