Methodology for the Pre Assessment of Suspected Contaminated Sites in Flood Risk Areas in the Danube River Basin - Annex 8
Contaminated sites caused by former industrial activities pose a potential danger for the environment; especially contaminated sites containing hazardous substances which could lead to a significant contamination of water bodies, if the substances will be mobilised (e.g. floods). During the last years the dramatic floods at Elbe, Danube and Oder have shown that the toxic impact of those contaminated sites could cause a significant harm to water bodies in Europe. For that reason the ICPDR decided to draw up a basin wide inventory of contaminated sites (CS) in flood risk areas in the Danube river basin.
06 May 2010