Title: KORA 
Resource Type: web links 
Language(s): English
Producers or distributor BMBF 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Web link for product information: http://www.natural-attenuation.de/  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->MNA
Long description: The objective of the German funding priority KORA (Retention and Degradation Processes Reducing Contaminants in Groundwater and Soil) is to investigate at selected contaminated sites the intrinsic retention and degradation processes, which lead to a reduction of contaminants in groundwater and soil. The aim of KORA is to develop technical and legal instruments which will facilitate the evaluation and customised use of these processes in the risk assessment and remediation of contaminated sites. Part of these instruments are scientific methods as well as socio-economic, organisational, and legal requirements. Based on the results, a recommendation handbook and some technical guidelines will be prepared, which will help to implement natural attenuation processes in remediation. To ensure applicability, the funding priority is accompanied by a steering committee with members from federal and provincial government departments as well as from professional societies and industry. The projects of KORA are organised in eight Thematic Networks (TN) and supported by the KORA management. TN 1 Refineries, fuel tanks, fuel/mineral oil, MTBE (TPH, BTEX, MTBE) TN 2 Gas works, coking plants, coal tar processing, (wood) preservation (PAH, BTEX, coal tar, heterocyclics) TN 3 Chemical industry, metal processing (Municipal waste) TN 4 Landfills, abandoned waste disposal sites (Household waste, chemical wastes, ammonia) TN 5 Former munition works (Nitroaromatics) TN 6 Mining and sediments (acidic water, heavy metals, DDT, HCH) TN 7 Prognosis, modelling TN 8 Evaluation, legal issues, acceptance by official bodies and the public 
Submitted By: Maike Hauschild WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 01/11/2004

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