9th meeting of the International Committee on Contaminated Land,
Helsinki September 16th and 17th 2009

The 16-17th of September 2009 the Finnish Ministry for Environment hosted the 9th meeting of the International Committee on Contaminated Land. 47 participants attended the meeting, representing over 20 different countries and organisations.

The meeting consisted of presentations and discussions focusing on issues such as management of excavated soils or contaminated sediments, best practices in remediation or soil protection, prevention and assessment of soil contamination. An international overview of the practices on the management of excavated soils was also heard by several interesting presentations from almost every continent.

All the presentations of the meeting can be downloaded using the links on the programme below. It was agreed between the participants of the meeting that separate paper copies of the presentations will not be delivered.

The United States will host the 10th ICCL meeting in September 2011. The secretary for the next ICCL meeting will be taken by Common Forum on Contaminated land in the European Union (the network of contaminated land in EU member states and EFTA countries).

Session 0: Welcome and opening of the meeting
Session A: International overview of the practices on contaminated sites
Session B: Management of excavated soils
Session C: Management of contaminated sediments
Session D: BAT and Best practices in remediation
Session E: Soil protection, prevention and assessment of soil contamination

Annex 1: Agenda
Annex 2: List of participants
Annex 3: Summary of the questionnaire

Completed questionnaires by Countries:

Austria
Belgium - Flanders
Belgium - Wallonia
Canada
Germany
Denmark
Spain
Spain - Basque Country
Finland
Italy
Netherlands
Russia
Sweden
Slovacia
USA
South Africa

AGENDA
Venue: Unioninkadun Juhlahuoneistot, Unioninkatu 33, Helsinki

SEPTEMBER 16
09.30 Registration / Welcome coffee
10.00 – 10.45 Welcome and Opening of the meeting
Welcome
H. Pokka, the permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment, Finland
Practical information
A.-M. Pajukallio, Ministry of the Environment,
Finland
[ pdf ]
The ICCL and its purpose
H. Kasamas, BMLFUW Austria [ pdf ]
  Short introduction of participants
(Tour de table)
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10.45 – 12.15

International overview of the practices on contaminated sites - Session A

Australia
Wil Van Deur, CRC CARE, Australia [ pdf ]
Austria
H. Kasamas, BMLFUW, Austria [ pdf ]
Italy
L. D’Aprile, Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale, Italy [ pdf ]

Netherlands
Co Molenaar [ pdf ] and M. Meijer [ pdf I ] [ pdf II] Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and
Environment, Netherlands
Russia
G. Motuzova, Professor of Moscow State University, Faculty of Soil Science, Russia [ pdf ]
South Africa
K. Ntoampe, Department of Water Affairs and
Forestry, South Africa
[ pdf ]
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13.15 – 16.30

Management of excavated soils –
Session B

Management of exvacated contaminated soil - Summary of the Questionaire
J. Reinikainen, Finnish Environment
Institute (SYKE), Finland
[ pdf ]
Soil management: Sustainable reuse of
excavated soils and sediments related
to Waste directive
Co Molenaar, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning
and the Environment, Netherlands
[ pdf ]
Soil Remediation and Reuse in the US
Superfund Program
B. Means, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, USA [ pdf ]
Use of excavated soils in Flanders
E. Van Dyck, Public Waste Agency of Flanders
(OVAM), Belgium
[ pdf ]
Environmental Quality Objectives - starting point
for management of contaminated sites and
utilisation of waste in constructions
E. Skogsjö, Swedish Environmental
Protection Agency, Sweden
[ pdf ]
Management of excavated soils in Germany
A. Bieber, Umweltbundesamt, Germany [ pdf ]
17.00 – 19.00 Field trip
  Boat trip around Helsinki. An account of the
current situation and future plans was given
by an expert on contaminated sites from the
City of Helsinki.
19.00 Joint Dinner at Uunisaari Island
SEPTEMBER 17
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9.00 – 10.30 Management of contaminated sediments -
Session C
Contaminated sediments - ’CASE TBT’
A.-M. Pajukallio, Ministry of the Environment,
Finland
[ pdf ]
PCB in French rivers situation, analysis, plan
J.-L. Perrin, Direction générale de la prévention des risques (DGPR), France [ pdf ]
Sediment Remediation in the US Superfund Program
B. Means, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, USA [ pdf ]
Sediment and the WFD: a current and future perspective inspired by SedNet a.o.
Jos Brils, Deltares, independent research institute for
water, soil and subsurface issues, Netherlands
[ pdf ]
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11.00– 12.30 BAT and Best practices in remediation -
Session D
Can innovative technologies innovate contaminated land remediation and management practices?
J.J. Vegter, Common Forum on Contaminated land in the European Union [ pdf ]
Sustainable Remediation – A Solution to an Unsustainable Past?
A. Sinke, Network for Contaminated Land in Europe (NICOLE) [ pdf ]
From "SNOWMAN" and "Knowledge for
Healthy Soils"
J. Frauenstein, Umweltbundesamt, Germany [ pdf ]
sustainable remediation: from promise through
policy to practice
P. Nathanail, University of Nottingham,
Great Britain
[ pdf ]
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13.30 – 16.00

Soil protection, prevention and assessment of
soil contamination – Session E

Latest developments on the adoption of EU legislation on soil
C. Olazábal, European Commission- Environment Directorate, Belgium [ pdf ]
Australia New Developments in Contaminated Land and Groundwater Management and Remediation
P. Nadebaum, Australian Land and Groundwater Association Cooperative Research Centre (CRC CARE) GHD, Australia [ pdf ]
Activities of Spanish Environment Ministry in the
topic of contaminated sites assessment
J. Grima, Instituto Geológico y Minero de Espańa,
Spain
[ pdf ]
Identification of Soil salinity and contamination by combined remote sensing methods in Israel and Uzbekistan
N. Goldshleger, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Israel [ pdf ]
Application of Human-health Risk Assessment in Italy: Regulatory aspects and technical guidelines
A. Vecchio, National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy [ pdf ]
HARMONISATION - Differences between SSV for
VOC and the effect of harmonization
J. Provoost, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) [ pdf ]
Towards consistency in tools for the riskbased assessment of soil quality in Europe
P. Nathanail, University of Nottingham,
Great Britain
[ pdf ]
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