Mega-sites are large scale contaminated sites, which pose
a large potential or an actual risk of deterioration to groundwater,
sediment, soil and surface-water quality. These expensive
sites such as mine sites and asbestos sites, require complicated
and costly remediation. They are extremely complicated
cleanups that are resource intensive, have different sources,
and can take years to remediate.
Historically, industries that are located on the same site
or major industries covering large areas have created vast
contaminated sites called megasites. These create specific
problems for decision makers, site and environmental managers,
and remediation engineers.
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