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Environmental Protection Act 1990: Part IIA Stationery Office,1990

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This legislation for contaminated land took effect in England on 1 April 2000. It requires local authorities to identify contaminated land in their areas and ensure its remediation by those responsible. If a person discovers that the land they own is contaminated and fails to remediate it within a reasonable period, they become a knowing permitter (unless they were made aware of it by the enforcing authority). However, there may be occasions when the owner or occupier may be deemed liable even if they are not aware, or did not cause, the contamination.The Environment Agency has estimated that there are up to 360,000ha of contaminated land in the UK and that it will cost about £15.2 million to remediate.

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