TITLE

STATES LAG BEHIND ON POLLUTION RULES

AUTHOR(S)
Bains, Elizabeth
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;5/7/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 65, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article explains that the controversial "polluter pays" rules came into force in the European Union (EU) on April 30, 2007. But the majority of member states have so far failed to write the legislation into national law. The EU Environmental Liability Directive aims to ensure that polluters are made accountable for the environmental damage they cause. The law also states that environmental damage should be rectified at source, and the polluter should pay for the clean-up operation.
ACCESSION #
25401626

 

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