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dc.contributor.authorGutiérrez, L.
dc.contributor.authorGarbisu, C.
dc.contributor.authorCiprian, E.
dc.contributor.authorBecerril, Jose M.
dc.contributor.authorSoto, Manu
dc.contributor.authorEtxebarria, Javier
dc.contributor.authorMadariaga, Juan M.
dc.contributor.authorAntigüedad, Iñaki
dc.contributor.authorEpelde, Lur
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-13T13:44:38Z
dc.date.available2016-04-13T13:44:38Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-01
dc.identifier.citationSCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, vol. 514 (2015), pp.49-59en
dc.identifier.issn1879-1026en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/188
dc.description.abstractThe Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) is a reliable tool for communicating risk to decision makers in a comprehensive and scientific evidence-based way. In this work, a site-specific ERA methodology based on the TRIAD approach was applied to contaminated soil surrounding a closed non-sealed landfill, as a case study to implement and validate such ERA methodology in the Basque Country (northern Spain). Initially, the procedure consisted of the application of a Parameter Selection Module aimed at selecting the most suitable parameters for the specific characteristics of the landfill contaminated soil, taking into consideration the envisioned land use, intended ecosystem services and nature of contaminants. Afterwards, the selected parameters were determined in soil samples collected from two sampling points located downstream of the abovementioned landfill. The results from these tests were normalized to make them comparable and integrable in a risk index. Then, risk assessment criteria were developed and applied to the two landfill contaminated soil samples. Although the lack of a proper control soil was evidenced, a natural land use was approved by the ERA (at Tier 2) for the two landfill contaminated soils. However, the existence of a potential future risk resulting from a hypothetical soil acidification must be considered.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was financially supported by the BERRILUR3-Etortek (Basque Government) (IE09-242) and MINECO AGL2012-39715-CO3-01/02 projects.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, PO BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDSen
dc.titleApplication of ecological risk assessment based on a novel TRIAD-tiered approach to contaminated soil surrounding a closed non-sealed landfillen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.01.103en
dc.isiYesen
dc.rights.accessRightsembargoedAccessen
dc.subject.keywordsEcosystem risk assessmenten
dc.subject.keywordsPolluted soilen
dc.subject.keywordsTiered-approachen
dc.subject.keywordsTRIAD methoden


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