Further description:- United Kingdom  Mega-sites 

Glossary Entry:- United Kingdom  Mega-sites
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.
Overview
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.
1. General Approach
The UK does not formally recognise the term mega-sites.  
 
2. Policy and Regulation
2.1 Policy
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.
 
2.2 Regulation
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.
 
3. Funding
Site Project Funding
The UK does not formally recognise the term mega-sites, and they are dealt with under general contaminated 
land and brownfields initiatives.
 
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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Market Information
The UK does not formally recognise the term mega-sites, and they are dealt with under general contaminated 
land and brownfields initiatives.
 
4: Management tools / decision support and guidance

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5. Authors


 
    
6. Acknowledgements