Title: Update on Contaminated Land 
Resource Type: document --> public information 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2008 
Availability: Open Board Paper. Item No: 9, Paper Ref: Ea (08) 28, Meeting Date: 7 May 2008 
Author 1/Producer: Environment Agency (England and Wales, UK) 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/commondata/acrobat/cont ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->management&admin
Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Short description: Extract: In reviewing how effective the regime is, we have found that: • local authorities have considered less than 10% of their geographical areas; • a limited number of local authorities have formally determined contaminated land totalling around 800 sites. Most of these involve multiple determinations of individual house plots; • the majority of local authorities have not yet formally identified any contaminated land sites within their areas; and • of the Part 2A determined contaminated sites, less than 20% have been remediated over the last seven years. This has been at an estimated cost of some £21m, mainly to the public purse rather than the polluter. 
Link to Organisation(s): Environment Agency (England and Wales)
Link to News Items(s):   Update on Contaminated Land from the Environment Agency (England and Wales, UK)
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 01/06/2008

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