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Title: Developing Effective Decision Support for the Application of “Gentle” Remediation Options: The GREENLAND Project.
Authors: Cundy, Andy B.
Bardos, Paul
Puschenreiter, Markus
Witters, Nele
Mench, Michel
Bert, Valérie
Friesl-Hanl, Wolfgang
Müller, Ingo
Weyens, Nele
Vangronsveld, Jaco
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Remediation Journal, 25 (3), p. 101-114
Abstract: Gentle remediation options (GRO) are risk management strategies/technologies that result in a net gain (or at least no gross reduction) in soil function as well as risk management. They encompass a number of technologies, including the use of plant (phyto-), fungi (myco-), and/or bacteria-based methods, with or without chemical soil additives or amendments, for reducing contaminant transfer to local receptors by in situ stabilization, or extraction, transformation, or degradation of contaminants. Despite offering strong benefits in terms of risk management, deployment costs, and sustainability for a range of site problems, the application of GRO as practical on-site remedial solutions is still in its relative infancy, particularly for metal(loid)-contaminated sites. A key barrier to wider adoption of GRO relates to general uncertainties and lack of stakeholder confidence in (and indeed knowledge of) the feasibility or reliability of GRO as practical risk management solutions. The GREENLAND project has therefore developed a simple and transparent decision support framework for promoting the appropriate use of gentle remediation options and encouraging participation of stakeholders, supplemented by a set of specific design aids for use when GRO appear to be a viable option. The framework is presented as a three phased model or Decision Support Tool (DST), in the form of a Microsoft Excel-based workbook, designed to inform decision-making and options appraisal during the selection of remedial approaches for contaminated sites. The DST acts as a simple decision support and stakeholder engagement tool for the application of GRO, providing a context for GRO application (particularly where soft end-use of remediated land is envisaged), quick reference tables (including an economic cost calculator), and supporting information and technical guidance drawing on practical examples of effective GRO application at trace metal(loid) contaminated sites across Europe. This article introduces the decision support framework.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/21353
Link to publication: https://www.academia.edu/13898652/Developing_principles_of_sustainability_and_stakeholder_engagement_for_gentle_remediation_approaches_The_European_context
DOI: 10.1002/rem.21435
ISI #: 000216056000007
ISSN: 1520-6831
Category: A2
Type: Journal Contribution
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