Posted on: September 20, 2010 Posted by: Diane Swarts Comments: 0

Owners of contaminated land are forming an SA equivalent of the Network of Industrial Contaminated Land in Europe (Nicole), in response to the Waste Act.

Section 8 of the South African Waste Act, 59 of 2008, requires contaminated land to be registered, assessed, and remediated.

The new forum, provisionally named SA Network for Industrially Contaminated Land, Sanicol, aims to;
–    exchange technical knowledge and ideas about contaminated land management
–    collaborate with other stakeholders
–    identify research needs
–    promote collaborative research
–    enable industry to identify, assess, and manage contaminated sites more cost-effectively.

Sanicol will collaborate with similar international networks on best practice, legislation and research results on contaminated land.

A meeting is planned for late November 2010, where a Nicole representative will share their objectives, successes and current practices.

Contact Sanicol via Danie Gous at Dow Chemicals via gous@dow.com or 032 439 1105 /082, 653 5384.

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