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The report examines the aquis communautaire concerning direct references and indirect provisions relevant to soil protection and management in general, including land use. It is intended to serve the objectives of the development of a thematic soil strategy declared by Commission Communication � Towards a strategy for soil protection� (COM(2002) 179). This background document is compiled to support the activities of the technical working group on soil contamination organised by the Directorate-General for Environment and the European Commission�s other soil-related legislative efforts.

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Authors: HÁMOR T, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21063 EN (2004), 56 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
ISBN: ISBN 92-894-5171-8
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