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Comparative Risk Assessment Of Potentially Contaminated Sites: Proposal, Implementation And Application Of A Regional Methodology

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BF100101

Volume

141

Pages

12

Page Range

111 - 122

Published

2010

Size

3,307 kb

Author(s)

M. Marzocchini, F. Tatàno, M. S. Moretti, C. Antinori & S. Orilisi

Abstract

A possible category within the soil and groundwater quality criteria for contaminated sites consists of the comparative (or relative) risk assessment. In the regulative and applicative Italian context of contaminated soil management, and with specific reference to the situation of potentially contaminated sites in Marche Region (Central Italy, Adriatic Sea side), this paper deals with the proposal of a possible simplified regional comparative risk assessment methodology, the definable \“CORIANREG-M” (\“Comparative Risk Analysis”, on \“Marche Regional” basis) or equivalently in Italian \“ACORIREG-M”. Following the description of the calculation structure and the computer worksheet implementation of the \“CORIANREG-M” methodology, the present paper summarises also the application of this methodology to no. 12 potentially contaminated sites, which are located in Marche Region and represent diversified situations of potential contamination. Keywords: application, comparative risk assessment, contaminated sites. 1 Introduction Management of contaminated sites represents a major environmental challenge in many countries. Within an integrated plan (at a given territorial scale: provincial, regional, national, federal) for the identification, characterisation and

Keywords

application, comparative risk assessment, contaminated sites