Volume 37, Number C1, February 2002ECORAD 2001: The Radioecology - Ecotoxicology of Continental and Estuatine Environments
|Page(s)||C1-1067 - C1-1072|
|Published online||25 March 2010|
Sustainable restoration and long-term management of contaminated rural, urban and industrial ecosystems
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology - Merlewood, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6JU, U.K.
2 Riso National Laboratory, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
3 School of Life & Environmental Science, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 5RD, U.K.
4 Unidad de Economia Agaria, Servico de Investigacion Agroalimentaria - DGA, Apdo. 727, Carretera de Montanana km. 7, 50080 Zaragoza, Spain
5 Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YT, U.K.
6 Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, P.O. Box 55, 1332 Osteras, Norway
7 National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon OX11 0RQ, U.K.
8 Agricultural University of Norway, Postbox 5026, 1432 As, Norway
9 GSF Institut für Stahlenschulte, Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1, 85764 Nueherberg, Germany
To sustain acceptable living and working conditions in areas contaminated by radioactivity, robust and effective restoration strategies need to consider different types of environment, land use and ways of life. The allocation of resources must take account of a range of requirements to ensure sustainable use, including social and ethical aspects, environmental considerations and quality of life. Current understanding of public perceptions and communication of technical information also needs to be integrated into the process so that the radiological situation is fully explained and any remediation measures are transparent to, and agreed by, affected populations. Many individual countermeasures have been developed and tested. Previously, the focus has been on evaluating their effectiveness, with some attention to cost. The current STRATEGY project aims to establish a more holistic decision framework for the selection of optimal remediation strategies for long-term sustainable management of contaminated areas. An initial step within this approach is a detailed evaluation of individual countermeasures; examples of which are provided here for an agricultural and urban countermeasure.
© EDP Sciences, 2002
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