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Landfill and soil remediation

Waste management

Clean Soil – a framework for tackling soil contamination

22. April 2015
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GETTING SMART ABOUT CLEANING OUR SOIL
Denmark is a small country in which groundwater is the primary source of drinking water. With thousands of contaminated sites, it has been paramount to develop smart ways to identify and prioritize which sites to remediate.

In Denmark, we have developed solutions to soil contamination issues for more than three decades; and the results show that the solutions work. Denmark is better equipped than ever to manage soil contamination towards a sustainable future.

This publication will give you the key to the Danish approach, and show the key components of Denmark’s unique soil remediation system. It is made by the Environmental Protection Agency which is part of the Ministry of the Environment.

THE THREE COMPONENTS IN THE DANISH SOLUTION
The Danish approach to soil remediation owes its success to three key components:

  • Knowledge
  • Regulation
  • Technology

Each has been crucial in pushing forward innovation and remediation efforts towards a future with clean soil.
These three components will be elaborated in the publication.