Management of abandoned and contaminated land

Y. Spira, K. Gruiz, N. Uzinger, A. Anton

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Management of contaminated land is worth distinguishing from the management of the environment in general, due to the special characteristics and needs of contaminated sites as well as the gathered expertise which resulted in generally applicable risk management, assessment and remediation measures and protocolized methodologies. The European developments in the field of the management of contaminated land mirror the efforts carried out in Europe in the last 20 years. This chapter outlines the legal background, history, theory and the most important European research and development, as well as networking programs involved in the complex activity of the establishment of knowledge on ecologically and economically efficient environmental risk management methods and technologies in risk management of contaminated sites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management
Subtitle of host publication1. Environmental Deterioration and Contamination - Problems and their Management
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781315778785
ISBN (Print)9781138001541
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Spira, Y., Gruiz, K., Uzinger, N., & Anton, A. (2014). Management of abandoned and contaminated land. In Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management: 1. Environmental Deterioration and Contamination - Problems and their Management (pp. 167-194). CRC Press.