Title: Towards consistency in risk assessment tools for contaminated sites management in the EU 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2009 
Availability: RIVM Letter Report 711701091 /2009 
Author 1/Producer: RIVM / JRC ISPRA 
Other Authors/Producers: Swartjes FA, Allesandro M d', Cornelis C, Wcislo E, Muller D, Hazebrouck B, Jones C, Nathanail CP 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/711701091.html  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Tools and procedures
Short description: EU Member States currently use a range of different Risk assessment tools for the appraisal of contaminated sites. This is an undesirable situation since it results in different risk qualifications for comparable cases of soil contamination. A number of European research institutions that are active participants in HERACLES have therefore developed a strategy aimed at improving the consistency of these tools. HERACLES (Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment for Contaminated Land in EU Member States) is an international network that was established with the express purpose of improving this consistency. The developed strategy includes twenty activities for the short and long term. Since no financial resources are allocated at the present time, it is only possible to launch a digital archive (Repository) that can be filled with available Risk assessment tools. When financial resources are eventually allocated, a Toolbox with intensively evaluated Risk assessment tools can be developed for use over the long term. 
Link to Organisation(s): JRC Joint Research Centre ISPRA
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 25/09/2009

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