Further description:- United Kingdom  Contaminated land 

Glossary Entry:- United Kingdom  Contaminated land
Contaminated land in the UK is defined as land which appears to alocal Authority in whose area it is 
situated to be in such a condition, by reason of substances in, on or under the land, that: a) significant harm is being caused or there is a significant possibility of such harm being caused;
or b) pollution of controlled waters is being, or is likely to be caused.
Overview
The UK aims to prevent new contamination and deal with land contaminated by past industrial, mining 
and waste disposal activities. Contamination threatens sustainable development by: a) impeding social progress, depriving people of a clean and healthy environment; b) threatening damage to the wider environment and wildlife; c) inhibiting prudent use of land and soil, by increasing pressures on greenfields; and d) high remediation costs. Government objectives for contaminated land are to: a) identify and remove unacceptable risks to human health and the environment; b) bring damaged land back into beneficial use; and c) ensure costs are proportionate, manageable and economically sustainable. 'Suitable for use' ensures: a) land is suitable for its current use; b) land is made suitable for any new use; and c) remediation is limited to preventing unacceptable risks
1. General Approach
The UK seeks to prevent new contamination and deal with land contaminated by past industrial, mining 
and waste disposal activities. Contamination threatens sustainable development by: a) impeding social progress, depriving people of a clean and healthy environment; b) threatening damage to the wider environment and wildlife; c) inhibiting prudent use of land and soil, by increasing pressures on greenfields; and d) high remediation costs. Government objectives for contaminated land are to: a) identify and remove unacceptable risks to human health and the environment; b) seek to bring damaged land back into beneficial use; and c) seek to ensure costs are proportionate, manageable and economically sustainable.
 
2. Policy and Regulation
2.1 Policy
For further detail see the 'policy and regulation' General Resource from the main United Kingdom 
Home page at http://www.eugris.info/FurtherDescription.asp?eugrisid=456&C
 
2.2 Regulation
For further detail see the 'policy and regulation' General Resource from the main United Kingdom 
Home page at http://www.eugris.info/FurtherDescription.asp?eugrisid=456&C
 
3. Funding
Site Project Funding


 
        
R&D funding
Soil Protection
Research Type: Applied

Topics: Brownfields Contaminated land, Contaminated land overview Contaminated land, Remediation options, Remediation options overview Groundwater protection, Groundwater protection overview Soil, Soil Overview

Submitted by: Maike Hauschild  Who does what?

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Soil Biodiversity Programme
Research Type: Basic

Topics: Brownfields Contaminated land, Contaminated land overview Contaminated land, funding Soil, Soil Overview

Submitted by: Maike Hauschild  Who does what?

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URGENT (Urban Regeneration and the Environment)
Research Type: Basic

Topics: Brownfields Contaminated land, Contaminated land overview Contaminated land, funding Groundwater protection, Groundwater protection overview Soil, Soil Overview

Submitted by: Maike Hauschild  Who does what?

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'Infrastructure and Environment' programme and 'Engineering' programme
Research Type: Basic

Topics: Engineering, Infrastructure and Environment, Brownfields, Contaminated land, Groundwater protection, Funding, Brownfields Contaminated land, Contaminated land overview Contaminated land, funding Groundwater protection, Groundwater protection overview

Submitted by: Maike Hauschild  Who does what?

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Bioremediation LINK Programme
Research Type: Applied, Basic

Topics: (1) To understand and exploit natural attenuation in groundwater and soil (demonstration, modelling, prediction, definition of operating window). (2) To improve engineered in-situ bioremediation, interfacing microbiology with engineering and hydrogeology; dealing with heterogeneity, improved process control and optimisation. (3) To translate the results of laboratory studies into the field (scale-up). (4) To position bioremediation within a risk management framework - bioavailability, risk-based end points and residue behaviour. (5) To develop the ability to monitor in-situ microbial processes. (6) To understand the constraints on in-situ microbial processes. (7) To integrate bioremediation with other technologies. (8) To quantify human health impacts of bioremediation and develop surrogate testing. (9) To address socio-economic issues- perception of bioremediation technologies and decision-support mechanisms.

Submitted by: Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?

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Land Contamination
Research Type: Applied

Topics: site assessment for land contamination, decision support tools for risk management, remediation of contaminated soils, sediments, and groundwater, Brownfields Contaminated land, Contaminated land overview Contaminated land, funding Groundwater protection, Groundwater protection overview

Submitted by: Maike Hauschild  Who does what?

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Defra Web Page on: Contaminated Land - funding
Research Type: Demonstration

Topics: There are several measures which support the clean up of contaminated land, and these are described on this web page

Submitted by: Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?

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