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Common environmental theme Freshwater - State and impacts (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - freshwater
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Freshwater - Why care? (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - freshwater
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Freshwater - State and impacts (Germany)
SOER Common environmental theme from Germany
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Germany
Common environmental theme Freshwater - Why care? (Germany)
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Germany
Common environmental theme Freshwater - State and impacts (Finland)
Freshwater - State and Impacts
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Finland
Common environmental theme D source code Freshwater - National Responses (Finland)
Freshwater - National Responses
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Finland
Country profile D source code Country profile - Distinguishing factors (Finland)
Country introduction - Factors that distinguish Finland from many others
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Finland
Common environmental theme Freshwater - Outlook 2020 (Belgium)
Outlook concerning ecological and chemical status for surface water and a good quantitative and chemical status for groundwater in the Belgian regions
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Belgium
Common environmental theme Freshwater - State and impacts (Belgium)
Nitrates in groundwater in the Belgian regions.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Belgium
Indicator Assessment Progress in management of contaminated sites (CSI 015/LSI 003) - Assessment published Aug 2007
Soil contamination requiring clean up is present at approximately 250000 sites in the EEA member countries, according to recent estimates. And this number is expected to grow. Potentially polluting activities are estimated to have occurred at nearly 3 million sites (including the 250000 sites already mentioned) and investigation is needed to establish whether remediation is required. If current investigation trends continue, the number of sites needing remediation will increase by 50% by 2025. By contrast, more than 80000 sites have been cleaned up in the last 30 years in the countries where data on remediation is available. Although the range of polluting activities (and their relative importance as localised sources of soil contamination) may vary considerably across Europe, industrial and commercial activities as well as the treatment and disposal of waste are reported to be the most important sources. National reports indicate that heavy metals and mineral oil are the most frequent soil contaminants at investigated sites, while mineral oil and chlorinated hydrocarbons are the most frequent contaminants found in groundwater. A considerable share of remediation expenditure, about 35% on average, comes from public budgets. Although considerable efforts have been made already, it will take decades to clean up a legacy of contamination.
Located in Data and maps Indicators Progress in management of contaminated sites
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