Original sin

Evers, Angus
September 2007
Utility Week;9/7/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 20, p24
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the ruling of the House of Lords of the British Parliament in a case concerning the National Grid Gas (NGG). The House of Lords overturned a previous ruling that made NGG liable for the remediation of a former gasworks contaminated by a previous owner. The Environment Agency sought for the appropriate persons who would reimburse them the costs that they have incurred in the remediation prompting the High Court to make NGG liable. It discusses the implications of the ruling for those who should be liable to remediate sites.


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