The objectives of the proposed “NorthPestClean” project are:

  1. To demonstrate in large-scale pilot experiments that a novel remediation method based on in situ alkaline hydrolysis is an effective technology to decontaminate pesticide contaminated soil and groundwater.
  2. To generate a decision-basis for a potential full-scale remediation of the site “Groyne 42”.
  3. To demonstrate the effect and usability in side-by-side pilot experiments of different “enhancement” technologies. The enhancement technologies should ensure optimal contact between the contaminants and the aggressive alkaline solution.
  4. To create awareness among authorities and environmental scientists in the European Member States that a novel remediation technology has been developed and proven to be effective in a large-scale pilot experiment.
  5. To quantify the effectiveness of the novel remediation technology (e.g. expressed as mass removal of contaminants) and to establish environmental risk assessment-based success criteria (stop-criteria for remediation).