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.
The UK does not formally recognise the term mega-sites,
and they are dealt with under general contaminated land
and brownfields initiatives. Outline of these can be viewed
elsewhere in the UK pages. A general outline of megasite
issues is available in the 'content' section.
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