Title: SIReN MNA Test Site 
Resource Type: document --> case study 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2005 
Availability: Web Page 
Author 1/Producer: Environment Agency 
Other Authors/Producers: CL:AIRE 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: CL:AIRE 
Publisher City: London 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.claire.co.uk/siren/index.htm  
Format (e.g. PDF): HTML 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->MNA
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Strategies
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Soil and groundwater processes overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Groundwater processes overview
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Monitoring overview
 
Short description: The aims of the SIReN project were to identify a site that could allow demonstration of monitored natural attenuation (MNA) under UK conditions and to make that site available as a national research facility. SIReN is a National Facility for research into Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) under UK conditions. 
Long description: Project SIReN: Conceptual Site Model & Groundwater Model The aims of the SIReN project were to identify a site that could allow demonstration of monitored natural attenuation (MNA) under UK conditions and to make that site available as a national research facility. A chemical works was identified which is contaminated with substances including BTEX, styrene, naphthalene, and chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons (CAH). There are four geological layers: sand and gravels, overlaying clay, overlaying sands and gravels, overlaying sandstone. Several plumes have been identified, at least one of which has entered the sandstone aquifer. Technical reports (the site selection procedure and the conceptual site model) are available from the Environment Agency. SIReN is a National Facility for research into Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) under UK conditions. SIReN is a joint initiative between AEA Technology, CL:AIRE, Environment Agency and Shell Global Solutions International. The SIReN research facility is located at a large petrochemical manufacturing plant and was officially launched at the GQ2001 meeting in Sheffield, UK. http://www.claire.co.uk/siren/index.htm 
Link to Organisation(s): CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: Applications in the Real Environments)
 
Submitted By: Dr Denise Lambkin WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 21/12/2006