Toolkit for investigating and managing POPs-contaminated sites

Contaminated Site Toolkit

The Toolkit for POPs-contaminated site investigation and management was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Expert Group on POPs. The Toolkit aims to aid developing countries with the identification, classification and prioritization of POP-contaminated sites, and with the development of suitable technologies for land remediation in accordance with best available techniques and best environmental practices. 

The Toolkit focuses exclusively on the initial 12 POPs listed in the Stockholm Convention and is structured into five main modules on policy and legal issues, site investigation, site risk assessment, management of contaminated sites, and costing and financing implications. It is a training tool and self-directed manual and resource document for decision-makers, practitioners and a range of other stakeholders.

Toolkit contents:

 
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 Introduction279.88 K
 
 
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List of Module Authors

Acknowledgements

What you will find in this toolkit

INTRODUCTION

PURPOSE OF THIS TOOLKIT

KEY FEATURES OF THE TOOLKIT

HOW THE TOOLKIT IS STRUCTURED

Module 1Policy and Legal Issues100.18 K
 
 
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This module outlines the basic legal and policy issues for sites contaminated by persistent organic pollutants, and introduces some of the concepts discussed in the other four modules.

It explains the basic principles being used nationally and internationally to set regulation, and to develop criteria and permissible levels of contaminant concentrations, in an effort to protect the environment and human health.

Module 3Assessing Site Risks251.97 K
 
 
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This module provides guidelines for assessing the human health risks of sites contaminated by persistent organic pollutants. It outlines how to conduct a generic Tier 1 approach, in which you use the information collected during the site investigation to compare contaminant concentrations against the recommended values for soil and groundwater. This module also presents the basic steps of a Site-Specific Risk Assessment, which identifies a site's contaminants, exposure pathways and receptors.

Module 4Managing Contaminated Sites3.63 MB
 
 
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This module guides you through the process of developing a strategy for contaminated site management. This process includes an examination of the risk management options.

The module describes various site remediation technologies, and presents a screening matrix system to help you select the appropriate technology for a specific site.

You will also find detailed worksheets that will help you classify and then prioritize sites for remediation according to risk.

Module 5Costing and Financing Site Remediation394.37 K
 
 
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This module provides guidance on the economic analysis of environmental policy issues related to sites contaminated by persistent organic pollutants.

 References77.03 K
 
 
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Cited References

Alberta Environment. 2002. Frequently Asked Questions on the Remediation and Reclamation of Soil and Groundwater.

Module 2 - Part 1Conducting a Site Investigation401.48 K
 
 
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This module provides guidelines on investigating a site that is potentially contaminated with persistent organic pollutants through two distinct phases:

· the preliminary site investigation, which is made up of two stages, and confirms whether a site is contaminated or not

· the detailed site investigation, which delineates the extent of contamination

You will also find some helpful checklists for conducting site investigations along with a standard format for preparing a site investigation report.

Module 2 - Part 2Conducting a Site Investigation - Part 2: Case Studies6.56 MB
 
 
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Two detailed case studies on site investigations in Lagos, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana.


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Persistent Organic Pollutants: Contaminated Site Investigation and Management Toolkit

Developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Expert Group on POPs

2010

340 pages

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