Risk analysis of contaminated sites: opportunities and prospects 10 years after the "Methodological criteria"

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Rome, 11 Febraury

In the assessment and management of contaminated sites, site-specific risk analysis represents a very important decision-making tool that allows to establish the contamination status of an area, the possible need for remediation and safety measures, and also purposes of human health protection and environmental resources. The manuals "Methodological criteria for the application of the absolute risk analysis of contaminated sites" and "Methodological criteria for the application of the absolute risk analysis to landfills" were the first examples of sharing and homogenization of technical / scientific procedures at national level in environmental matters between APAT (now ISPRA) and regional agencies for environmental protection.

Risk analysis of contaminated sites: opportunities and prospects 10 years after the "Methodological criteria"

Currently, the need to update these manulas has emerged in light of some critical issues encountered over time and the changes that have occurred at a technical and regulatory level. In a frame of updating, an operational Subgroup "Risk Analysis of Contaminated Sites" (SO VI / 03-02) has been established within the SNPA with the participation of ISS and INAIL.

 

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