Bains, Elizabeth
May 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;5/7/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 65, p11
Trade Publication
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.


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