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Global Approaches to Site Contamination Law by Elizabeth Brandon

By Elizabeth Brandon

The booklet describes the complicated and variable legislation addressing website illness, reviewing current overseas, nearby and nationwide legislation of relevance to website illness. It additionally deals targeted case stories of nationwide methods to the problem, and is going directly to discover avenues for selling the improvement of accomplished family legislation on web site illness, with a spotlight at the position of overseas legislation and actors. an in depth dialogue analyzes such diversifications as a binding foreign felony tool, a non-binding software, and a version framework for web site illness administration. The textual content comprises techniques in regards to the key components wanted for regulating website infection on the nationwide point. the writer additionally deals a suitable and possible timetable for overseas motion to advertise higher nationwide legislations and coverage concerning infected sites.

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Estimates for particularly industrialised cities or regions are quite easy to obtain: for example, the state of Sa˜o Paulo in Brazil had at least 700 contaminated sites in 2002 (Business News Americas 2003). Mexico, which has done considerably more than its southern neighbours to address site contamination, has identified 300 contaminated sites requiring remediation, which comprise a total area of 200,000 ha (Commission for Environmental Cooperation 2008: 46). There is currently a lack of information on the extent of site contamination in Africa, even though the common types of contaminating activities are known (Coles 2008).

In the United States, this is called ‘long-term stewardship’ (LTS), and it generally applies to ‘sites where long-term management of contaminated environmental media is necessary to protect human health and the environment’ (United States Environmental Protection Agency 2006b). Post-remediation measures should be part of the overall management plan for any site at which there remains a risk of future contamination following the completion of remediation works. , in the United States), but the regulatory regimes in many developed countries have been slow to recognise the need for clear and detailed regulations on post-remediation.

At the same time, improvements to site identification and data collection procedures have resulted in an average 40% increase in the total number of sites awaiting remediation, and a doubling of the estimated number of sites at which potentially polluting activities have taken place (European Environment Agency 2007b). Preliminary investigations into potentially contaminated sites are well advanced in Europe, because this stage requires fewer resources and less time (European Environment Agency 2007a).

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