Title: Lords contaminated land liability ruling favours National Grid Gas 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2007 
Availability: ENDS Report 390 July 2007 pp 52-53 
Author 1/Producer: Richard Macrory 
Author / Producer Type: Media and publishers sector 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.endsreport.com/index.cfm?action=report.article&ar ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Economic
Short description: Extract: The House of Lords has held that the contaminated land regime does not impose liability on statutory successors to companies whose gasworks caused contamination. In overruling last year’s High Court decision, the Lords resisted allowing the ‘polluter pays’ principle to give an extended interpretation of the legislative language. 
Link to Organisation(s): ENDS Environmental Data Services Ltd
Link to News Items(s):   UK Contaminated Land Liability Ruling on Successor Companies
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 10/09/2007

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