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Demonstration programs


The National Contaminated Sites Demonstration Program provides an opportunity to demonstrate integrated multidisciplinary solutions to complex land, groundwater and air contamination problems and issues across Australia. It also lets scientists and consultants test and validate new and upcoming site assessment and remediation technologies.


Demonstration projects within the program are co-sponsored by the Department and Defence, the Australian Institute of Petroleum and BHP Billiton Iron Ore.

In 2013 CRC CARE launched its Waste Program, focusing on the sustainable management of organic waste. 

Our demonstration projects address issues that constrain assessment and remediation of potentially contaminated sites, including:

  • Monitored natural attenuation as a risk-based strategy for managing contaminated sites
  • Source characterisation, remediation and health investigation levels for sites contaminated by chlorinated hydrocarbons
  • Impracticability end points for LNAPL remediation
  • Aqueous film-forming foams – long-term impacts at fire drill training areas
  • Approaches and technologies for converting waste to energy.