Uncertainty Assessment for Soil Remediation Projects

Ana Horta and Amilcar Soares
Centre for Natural Resources Evaluation Institute Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
{ahorta, asoares}@ist.utl.pt

Abstract: Uncertainty evaluation provides crucial information for soil contamination assessment. However, for remediation planning, uncertainty has to be combined with risk evaluation and subsequent costs. This paper proposes a new model to integrate uncertainty and average remediation costs to define risk target areas for decision making.
Keywords: soil contamination, geostatistics, cost functions

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