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1st Joint Nordic Meeting on Remediation of Contaminated Sites


Turning Torso
Photos: Fredrik Tellerup © Malmö Turism
Most of the slides from NORDROCS are now available as pdf-files under Presentations.

The Nordic countries invite you to NORDROCS, held at Slagthuset in Malmö, south Sweden, September 20-21, 2006. The objective of NORDROCS is to address issues on contaminated site remediation and assessment in the context of Nordic conditions. The meeting intends to provide a forum for the exchange of information gathered through research and project experience. Target groups include consultants, contractors, scientists, regulators and other professionals working with contaminated areas under Nordic conditions.
NORDROCS focuses on the latest news in research and development as well as implemented techniques for contaminated areas. The topics presented, partly as parallel sessions by our abstract speakers, represent the issues associated with contaminated sites in the Nordic countries and will include:
Our keynote speakers will specially highlight national policies, state-of-the-art projects and the issue of new contaminants. Proceedings with short papers and abstracts will be available when the meeting opens.

Final programme: Link (pdf) updated September 13th
The meeting will be held at Slagthuset in central Malmö which is an interesting building complex with its own history as the butchers centre. All arrangements, including Sound Evening and Conference Dinner, will be held in different parts of the building.

Registration to NORDROCS needs to be completed by June 9, 2006. Exhibition and poster space will be available for the delegates next to the meeting rooms.

Registration form: .pdf .doc
On the evening of September 19 we welcome everyone who wants to join the meeting early to a common get-together. Maybe you have exhibition preparations to attend? A dinner buffet will be served.

Photo: Alexander Brandel © Malmö Turism


Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city, is a commercial hub and a cosmopolitan metropolis. But with a population of some 270,000 people who between them speak more than 100 languages and have roots linking them to more than 160 countries, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. It has undergone massive change at several levels, and will continue to do so. The most notable of these changes is the city’s transformation from industrial city into a seat of higher learning, technology and modern housing. An exceptionally well developed infrastructure makes Malmö very easy to reach. The city has an international harbour and the airports Kastrup and Sturup are only half an hour’s journey from the centre. The motorway reaches right into the city centre and Malmö has excellent rail connections with the rest of Sweden and Europe.

The city, the sea, the people and the joie de vivre – Malmö simply has so much to offer for people of all ages and interests. Maybe you have already heard of Turning Torso and the Öresund Bridge. But there are more sights worth visiting in Malmö! Read more about what to do in Malmö at

After the closing of the meeting on September 21 you can join us on a trip on the Malmö Channels (Photo: Jan-Erik Andersson © Malmö Turism) and learn about the old part of the city. Read more on Afterwards we visit one of the local pubs.

Sign up for this on the registration form.
On September 22 we invite you to join our excursion trips to BT Kemi, Municipality of Svalöv or the Malmö Citytunnel Project. To register, see the registration form.

BT Kemi, Municipality of Svalöv
The BT Sanitary Treatment is the result of one of our largest former herbicide producers in Sweden. The ”poison scandal” in Teckomatorp has been covered by media since the 1970ties. Dugged down barrels, poisonous chemicals in the river Braån and a bad smell around the village of Teckomatorp has been some of the headlines. After several attempts to remediate the site, the County Administrative Board and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has now taken the first step to a final sanitation of the area.

Malmö Citytunnel Project
A total of 17 km railway through Malmö city and the construction of three new stations is a project that will impact the entire Öresund region. The citytunnel project will involve lowering the water table temporarily along parts of the route. During the construction of Malmö C station, a large amount of contaminated soil containing heavy metals and different types of oil from former railway activities, will be handled.
More information on the project can be found at
Rooms are booked for the meeting delegates at three different hotels in Malmö, centrally located. You can sign up for a room on the registration form. For more information on the hotels, see the links below.

A limited number of display stands are reserved for our sponsoring organizations. The NORDROCS meeting offers your organization a display stand, your name/logo in the programme as well as officially acknowledged as a sponsor at the meeting for a fee of 10 000 SEK (1 100 EURO). Other sponsoring options will be subject for discussion. Please contact Jesper M. Karlström in our local organizing committee at if you are interested in sponsoring NORDROCS.

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