One of the most common and dangerous pollution of the subsoil and underground waters is determined by hydrocarbons. The depollution techniques require a precise determination of the polluted underground for an effective application. Geophysical Electromagnetic methodologies could constitute an appropriate and effective non-destructive evaluation technique. This paper intends to present part of the results obtained during the EU INCO-COPERNICUS PROJECT: Detection Of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils By Electromagnetic Techniques (INCOCOPERNICUS IC-15-CT96-0801). The Research lasted 24 months and involved Organisations from France (LCPC), Italy (OGS and EURECOS), Poland (AGH) and Hungary (ELGI). Different geophysical methods such as G.P.R. and EM were used to obtain series of data that will be processed by a new data processing package and interactive G.P.R. modelling. Field test were carried out in Italy, Poland and Hungary, laboratory investigations in test pits were recorded in Italy and France. This paper presents a short description of some experiments recorded at LCPC in collaboration with EURECOS. LCPC developed a methodology for the 2D electromagnetic imaging of polluted areas from bore-holes measurements by the design of specific watertight dipole antennas, tests on laboratory physical models, and application on real test site.


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