Towards Sustainable Contaminated Sites Management in Austria

Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Abstract

Since more than 20 years Austria has a specific legal and funding framework for contaminated sites management. In 2008 the Ministry of Environ­ment took the initiative to revise the legal framework and prepare a new policy based on the experiences made and taking into account international developments in industrial countries over the past years. The main goal is to proceed with the current contaminated land programme towards an integrated system of contaminated land management supporting environmentally friendly approaches and enhancing cost-efficiency.

Keywords

Precautionary Principle Human Health Risk Assessment Land Filling Technical Guidance Document Brownfield Redevelopment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harald Kasamas
    • 1
  • Gernot Döberl
    • 2
  • Dietmar Müller
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Contaminated Land ManagementMinistry of EnvironmentViennaAustria
  2. 2.Contaminated Sites DepartmentEnvironment AgencyViennaAustria

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