publication . Article . 2000

The role of soil quality maps in the reuse of lightly contaminated soil

Lamé, F.P.J.; Leenaers, H.; Zegwaard, J.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2000
  • Publisher: Thomas Telford
  • Country: Netherlands
In 1999 the Dutch government agreed on a new policy regarding the reuse of lightly contaminated soil. From now on, lightly contaminated soil may be reused under conditions of soil-quality management. The municipal authorities supervise the reuse under this new regime. Two basic criteria need to be met before reuse of lightly contaminated soil is allowed. Firstly, the quality of the soil has to be characterised on a soil quality map. Secondly, the soil that will be reused has to be of the same - or better - quality than the topsoil already present. Both criteria require more detailed prescriptions on a national level in order to assure that the principle of 'stan...
free text keywords: Environment, Background levels, Classification, Contaminated soil, GIS, Governmental directives, Mapping, National background values, Quality of the soil, Reuse, Spatial planning
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Grand grondig bekeken (1999) VROM, 990410/a/9-99 22669/210, (in Dutch) Munters, Wim., et. al. (2000) New Dutch policy with respect to excavated contaminated soil (these proceedings)

Building Materials Decree (1998) Staatscourant, nr. 20 (Engl. translation available)

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