THE UNIVERSITY of Sheffield has launched an internet site promoting understanding of groundwater pollution by industrial chemicals.
The DNAPL website, part funded by the Environment Agency, was developed by the university's Groundwater Protection and Restoration Group. The group is carrying out a three year ESPRC research project investigating DNAPL contam- ination of Permo-Triassic sandstone in the UK (Ground Engineering May 1999).
The eight sections give information on DNAPLs; a history of UK DNAPL contamination; events and news; a presentation for a non-technical audience; links to research groups; feedback forms for technical questions, updates and comments; and questions, fact sheets and images aimed at A-level students and undergraduates.
The group said a significant proportion of urban groundwater in the UK is contaminated with DNAPLs including solvents, degreasers, pesticides and residues from former gasworks.