Day: 6 October 2005
Feature: PartIIA and Circular Facilities case shows that care must be taken over liability for remediation
Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 imposes modified joint and several liability on persons who caused or knowingly permitted a site to be "contaminated land". If an enforcing authority cannot find such a person after a reasonable inquiry, the owner or occupier of the land is liable due to his status as an owner or occupier.
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