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Ecotoxicological methods for riskassessment of contaminated soil PDF Print E-mail

Recent studies have demonstrated limited use of ecotoxilogical methods for site investigation.
One reason for this is that there is a lack of knowledge on how ecotoxicological methods may contribute to risk assessment of polluted soil. The situation hampers the commercialisation of ecotoxicological test methods and the proper risk assessment of contaminated sites.
We believe that the effects of pollutants on the soil ecosystem are better assessed by investigat- ing the soil biota from polluted sites, rather than using fixed guideline values.

In this project suitable methods reflecting key processes in the soil ecosystem will be selected from literature and their potential to contribute to risk assessment will be evaluated within real projects.
The results will be published in at least two scientific publications.
Based on the results three or more ecotoxicological methods will be able to come in to practical use, leading to improvement  of risk assessment of polluted soil concerning environmental effects.


Project leaders: Nadja Lundgren, David Hagerberg, Tyréns AB
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Phone: +46906991945 
Partners: Mats Nilsson, SLE-mail: U, Olga Bakhmet, KRC (Russia), Jack Faber, ALTERRA (The Netherlands)

Project timeframe
Jan. 2009-July 2010
Budget 130 000   €

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