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Background values in European soils and sewage sludges, PART III - Conclusions, comments and recommendations, Results of a JRC-coordinated study on background values

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Abstract

This report summarises the conclusions of two independent, JRC coordinated studies concerning background values of relevant organic micro-pollutants in sewage sludges as well as background values of some trace elements and organic matter in (uncontaminated) soils, in view of a revision of the Sewage Sludge Directive /278/EEC.
The first study, which was conducted by DIN e.V. (R. Leschber) and the second study, which was conducted by BGR (J. Utermann, O. Düwel, I. Nagel), were presented and discussed during two JRC workshop sessions 15-16 April 2004.), done in close collaboration with DG ENV. Attendees of these events were invited via the official channels involving the Environmental Departments and Authorities of the Member States. Numerous additional comments were received and the draft versions of the aforementioned reports were adopted accordingly.
In the following, the conclusions of the JRC concerning the main findings of the two studies as well as recommendations and observations are presented. It has to be stressed that these recommendations and observations are not necessarily those of the authors of the respective studies.

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Authors: GAWLIK B M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);BIDOGLIO G (editors), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22265 EN (2006), 30 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: jrc-info@ec.europa.eu or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
ISBN: ISBN: 92-79-021222
Record Number: 200718951 / Last updated on: 2007-03-16
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en