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Soil: In brief -

informs about the state of the environment and reveals the links between driving forces, pressures, environmental quality, impacts and responses.

State of Swiss soil -

Together with the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG), the FOEN operates the Swiss soil monitoring network (NABO). NABO is not only a reference network, but also an instrument for detecting problems early on and evaluating the effectiveness of soil protection efforts.

Soil protection measures -

Chemical and physical impacts on soil are either irreversible or can only be reversed at a very high cost. Therefore, the precautionary principle has absolute priority in soil protection.


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Last updated on: 29.06.2016

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