Factsheet: Contaminated Soil Act

Contaminated Soil Act

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Contaminated Soil Act
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Bekendtgørelse af lov om forurenet jord
Description: 
The law should help to prevent, eliminate or reduce soil contamination and prevent harmful effects from soil to groundwater, human health and the environment in general. The Act is intended particularly to (1) protect drinking water resources, (2) prevent health problems by the use of contaminated sites, (3) provide the basis for a coordinated and targeted public action in order to avoid harmful effects from soil contamination, (4) prevent further contamination of the environment in connection with the use and disposal of land and (5) maintain polluter as that first and foremost must take the necessary measures to avert the consequences of soil pollution and restore the previous state.
Goal/Aim: 
prevent soil and groundwater contamination
Responsible Authority: 
Danish ministry of the environment - Miljøministeriet

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1999
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2006