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... Polluter Pays Law Introduced

1:46 PM MDT | May 16, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

European Union (EU) liability legislation, requiring polluters to pay for damage to the environment, has come into force. The law is based on the “polluter pays principle.” Environmental pollution subject to the legislation includes damage to water resources, natural habitats, animals, and plants, as well as land contamination that causes significant harm to human health. “The environmental liability directive will provide a strong incentive to prevent damage from happening at all, and enables governments to seek redress from the culprit when...

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