5th meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on September 17 - 18, 2001;

Entire final report [pdf 5.5MB]

Session 1: International Activities in the Field of Contaminated Land
Session 2: Sustainable Remediation of Contaminated Land
Session 3a: Natural Attenuation and Persistent Pollutants
Session 3b: Natural Attenuation and Persistent Pollutants (continued)
Session 4: Pollutions Related to Hydrocarbon Production and Distribution
Session 5: Bearing the Costs of Remediation: Polluter Pays and Owners Pays Principle
Session 6: Future Land Contamination
Session 7: Closing Session, Future Activities of the Group
Annex 1: Agenda
Annex 2: Liste of Participants


Monday, September 17, 2001  
Opening  [pdf 110KB] Welcome Address from the Swiss EPA
Mr. Christoph Wenger, Swiss Agency for the Environment, Switzerland

Highlights of Switzerland
Mr. Urs Ziegler, Swiss Agency for the Environment, Switzerland
Introduction to the Meeting Agenda
Mr. Adrien Pilon, Biotechnology Research Institute, Canada

 
Session 1  [pdf 240KB]

International Activities in the Field of Contaminated Land

Chair: Mr. Urs Ziegler, Switzerland
Co-Chair: Mr. Harald Kasamas, Austria


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Introductory Remarks of the Chairman
Mr. Urs Ziegler, Swiss Agency for the Environment, Switzerland

ICS-UNIDO Programmes with the Focus on the Subprogramme of Remediation
Overview and Strategy
Mr. Andrea Lodolo, ICS-UNIDO, Italy

NATO/CCMS Pilot Study on Evaluation of Demonstrated and Emerging
Technologies for the Treatment and Cleanup of Contaminated Land and Groundwater
Mr. Harald Kasamas, CLARINET Office, Austria

EU Initiatives on Soil Protection (EU Soil Forum)
Mr. Onno van Sandick, Ministry of the Environment, Netherlands

Common Forum on Contaminated Land in the European Union
Mr. Eddy van Dyck, OVAM, Belgium

CLARINET: A European Network on the Sustainable
Rehabilitation of Contaminated Land
Mr. Harald Kasamas, CLARINET Office, Austria

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Mr. Dietmar Müller, Federal Environment Agency, Austria
Internet – Based Information System on Groundwater and Contaminated Land – EUGRIS
Mr. Andreas Bieber, Federal Ministry of the Environment, Germany
The European Topic Centre on Terrestrial Environment
Mr. Urs Ziegler, Swiss Agency for the Environment, Switzerland

 
 
Session 2  [pdf 240KB]

Sustainable Remediation of Contaminated Land

Chair: Mr. Adrien Pilon
Co-Chair: Mrs. Judith Lowe


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Introductory Remarks of the Chairman
Mr. Adrien Pilon, Biotechnology Research Institute, Canada
CABERNET: A European Initiative Towards the Sustainable Management of Contaminated Land
Mrs. Judith Lowe, CABERNET, United Kingdom
Sustainable Remediation of Contaminated Land - The Canadian Experience
Mr. Adrien Pilon, Biotechnology Research Institute, Canada
When Digging is Cheaper than Sealing
Mr. Peter Oggier, Ecolisto, Switzerland
Sustainable Remediation of Contaminated Land - Economics of Rehabilitation Projects
Mr. René Goubier, ADEME, France

 
Session 3 A  [pdf 1.7MB]

Natural Attenuation and Persistent Pollutants


Chair: Mr. Kim Dahlstrom
Co-Chair: Bob Harris


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Introductory Remarks of the Chairman
Mr. Kim Dahlstrøm, Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Denmark
Persistent Pollutants Sites : Sustainable Remediation of Sites Polluted by Large
Amounts of Persistent Hazardous Substances
Mr. Christoph Wenger, Swiss Agency for the Environment, Switzerland

Sustainable management of Contaminated Land - Limits of Natural
Attenuation Approach
Mr. Dietmar Müller, Federal Environment Agency, Austria

 
Session 3 B  [pdf 1MB]

Natural Attenuation and Persistent Pollutants (continued)


Chair: Mr. Urs Ziegler
Co-Chair: Mr. Dietmar Müller


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Introductory Remarks of the Chairman
Mr. Urs Ziegler, Swiss Agency for the Environment, Switzerland
Developing an Approach to Monitored Natural Attention (MNA) in the UK:
From Do-Nothing to Protocol and Practice
Mr. Bob Harris, Environment Agency, United Kingdom
Natural Attenuation in Denmark
Mr. Kim Dahlstrøm, Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Denmark

 
 
Tuesday, September 17, 2001
   
Session 4  [pdf 100KB]

Pollutions Related to Hydrocarbon Production and Distribution


Chair: Mr. Adrien Pilon
Co-Chair: Mr. Raoul Campomanes


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Introductory Remarks of the Chairman
Mr. Adrien Pilon, Biotechnology Research Institute, Canada
Current Practices for Contaminated Lands - Shell Canada’s Perspective
Mr. Claude Chamberland, Shell Canada Products Limited, Canada

 
 
Session 5  [pdf 140KB]

Bearing the Costs of Remediation: Polluter Pays and Owners Pays Principle


Chair: Mr. Onno van Sandick
Co-Chair: Mr. Siegfried Lagger

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Part A. Presentations and Papers

Introductory Remarks of the Chairman
Mr. Onno van Sandick, Ministry of the Environment, Netherlands
Preface
Mr. Onno van Sandick, Ministry of the Environment, Netherlands
Polluter Pays Versus Owner Pays Principle - Principles and Common Insights
Regarding Contaminated Land
Mr. Onno van Sandick, Ministry of the Environment, Netherlands
The Polluter Pays Principle in the Czech Republic
Mrs. Pavla Kacabová, Ministry of the Environment, Czech Republic
The Polluter Pays Principle in the United States
Mrs. Susan Bromm, Environmental Protection Agency, US
Polluted Sites: Who Must Take Measures and Who Has to Pay for Them?
The Situation in Switzerland
Mr. Seigfried Lagger, Swiss Agency for the Environment, Switzerland
Polluter Pays Principle in Hungary
Mr. Zsolt Horvath, Ministry of Environment and Regional Policy, Hungary
The Evolution of the Polluter Pays/Owner Pays Principle in Relation with the Rehabilitation of Contaminated Sites in Canada and the United States
Mr. Michel Beaulieu, Québec Ministry of the Environment, Canada
Polluter Pays Principle versus Owner Pays Principle: the Situation in Québec
Mr. Michel Beaulieu, Québec Ministry of the Environment, Canada
The Situation of Contaminated Lands in Romania (Year 2000)
Mrs. Mihaela Lazarescu, National Research & Development Institute for Environmental Protection, Romania
Polluter Pays Principle in Bulgaria
Mrs. Ivanka Todorova, Ministry of Environment and Waters, Bulgaria
Causes and Consequences of Soil Damages in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Some Experiences in Soil Protection
Mr. Husnija Resulovic, Federal Ministry of Physical Planning and Environment, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Part B. Questions and answers

List of questions
Answers regarding the situation in Japan
Answers regarding Romania

Part C. Reference Papers

Financing the Remediation of Contaminated Land
Mr. Malcolm Lowe, Department of the Environment, Contaminated Land and Liabilities, UK
Financing the Remediation of Contaminated Sites - An outline for discussion
Mr. Malcolm Lowe, Department of the Environment, Contaminated Land and Liabilities, UK

 
   
Session 6  [pdf 100KB]

Future Land Contamination

Chair: Mr. Andreas Bieber
Co-Chair: Mr. Michel Beaulieu


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Lessons Learned from Contaminated Sites
Mr. Andreas Bieber, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Germany
The Problem of Future Land Contaminations in Québec
Mr. Michel Beaulieu, Québec Ministry of Environment, Canada
The Management of Environmental Risk on Industrial Sites
Mr. Jonathan Derham
Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

 
   
Session 7  [pdf 26KB]

Closing Session
Future Activities of the Group



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Introduction
Future Activities of the Ad Hoc International Working Group on Contaminated Land
Mr. Urs Ziegler, Swiss Agency for the Environment, Switzerland
Future Activities - «Tour de Table»
Handing Over of the Secretariat of the Group to France
Mr. Adrien Pilon, Biotechnology Research Institute, Canada
Current Activities in France
Mr. Raoul Campomanes, Ministère de l’aménagement du territoire de l’environnement, France

 

Information about Geneva:
www.welcome-geneva.ch
www.geneve.ch

Christoph Wenger and Urs Ziegler
urs.ziegler@buwal.admin.ch
Phone: +41 31 322 93 38  Fax: +41 31 323 03 70

Adrien Pilon
adrien.pilon@nrc.ca
Phone: +1 514 496 6180  Fax: +1 514 496 1575  

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