By Kees W. Keuzenkamp, Hugo G. Von Meijenfeldt, Jan M. Roels (auth.), F. Arendt, M. Hinsenveld, W. J. Van Den Brink (eds.)
A. Rorsch TNO Board of administration In 1985 the Netherlands association for utilized clinical examine TNO, in cooperation with the Netherlands Ministry for Housing, actual making plans and the surroundings, took the initiative for a convention on an enormous environmental challenge: infected soil and groundwater. We named it, a bit of confident, the 1st foreign TNO convention on infected Soil. And certainly the infection of soils and groundwater proved to be an environmental factor of such an quantity that quickly after the winning first convention, TNO begun arrangements for a moment one, this time in cooperation with the kingdom Ministry for the surroundings (Umweltbehorde) of Hamburg. And now we're on the point of the 3rd convention, equipped including the Karlsruhe Nuclear study Centre (Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe). We think honoured that the Federal Ministry for learn and expertise (BMFT) is back generously assisting this convention, and has anew declared it a BMFT prestige Seminar. The convention (generally often called infected Soil '85, infected Soil '88 and infected Soil '90, respectively) has successively won in significance and status, that is mirrored by means of the expanding variety of individuals and contributions to the clinical programme.