Legacy Wastes in the Coastal Zone

Legacy Wastes in the Coastal Zone: Environmental Risks and Management Futures is a four year research project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) as part of a Highlight topic. It brings together expertise in waste management, freshwater and seawater geochemistry, geomorphology, hydrology, ecology and environmental policy to provide a multi-scale assessment of the risks posed by municipal and mineral-rich legacy wastes in the coastal zone and provide a framework for their effective future management.

The project team includes researchers from Newcastle University, University of Hull, University of Exeter, University of Leeds, University of Plymouth, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Glasgow and the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Our project partners include:

  • Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments (CL:AIRE)
  • Environment Agency
  • National Trust
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
  • The Coal Authority


Latest News

Fieldwork on the Carnon River at Restronguet Creek

Blog by Elin Jennings, University of Exeter

Site visit to Blackhall Colliery

Reconnaissance trip to Blackhall Colliery on the Durham Coast

New paper published in Journal of Geochemical Exploration

New publication on the extent and nature of legacy iron and steel wastes in the UK

Fieldwork: North Ferriby, Melton

Fieldwork on the banks of the Humber

Site visit to Lynemouth and Dawdon

Reconnaissance trip to Lynemouth, on the Northumberland Coast, and Dawdon on the Durham Coast