Title: Groundwater Contamination of Tarnowskie Góry Megasite 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2004 
Author 1/Producer: Korcz, M. 
Other Authors/Producers: Bronder, J. Cofa³ka, P. Szdzuj, J. S³owikowski, D. D³ugosz, J. Owczarska, I. Wadelik, A. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.image-train.net/products/papers/ASC1_korcz.pdf  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Mega-sites
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Monitoring and aftercare
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Selection of remediation options
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Strategies
 
Short description: Megasites are large areas contaminated due to industrial operation and are usually considered a non-point source of pollution for groundwater and surface water. They are difficult to describe and manage as they often consist of many parts with different types of activities and may have different owners. The Tarnowskie Góry megasite is heavily contaminated with barium, boron and strontium. The pollution is migrating both to groundwater and surface water. To protect the Gliwice groundwater basin, which is a main source of drinking water in the region, an integrated management system should be developed. 
Link to Project(s): IMAGE-TRAIN Innovative Management of Groundwater Resources- Training Programme for EU Accession Countries
 
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 17/07/2007