Title: The possibilities for the EU-wide use of similar ecological risk-based soil contamination assessment tools 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2008 
Availability: Science of the Total Environment. 406 523-529 
Author 1/Producer: Swartjes, F.A., 
Other Authors/Producers: Carlon, C., de Wit, N.H.S.M. 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Ecological
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Tools and procedures
Short description: Within the framework of the HERACLES network a review of ecological risk assessment tools was performed, among other things. From this study it can be concluded that the inclusion of ecological risk assessment in soil quality standards shows an increasing interest in many EU Member States. The study also shows that there are many procedures for ecological risk assessment readily available in several EU countries and will be readily available in even more Member States in the nearby future. Besides, this study clearly shows quite some variation in the ecological risk assessment tools and in the resulting soil quality standards in the different countries 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 05/12/2008

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