Soil Contamination and Remediation Measures: Revisiting the Relevant Laws and Institutions

Azam, Monirul, "Soil Contamination and Remediation Measures: Revisiting the Relevant Laws and Institutions" in Environmental Remediation Technologies for Metal-Contaminated Soils ed. Hasegawa, Hiroshi, Mofizur Rahman, Ismail M.D. and Rahman, Mohammad A. (Tokyo: Springer Japan, 2016), 99-124.

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  • Author Azam, Monirul
    Book Editor Hasegawa, Hiroshi
    Mofizur Rahman, Ismail M.D.
    Rahman, Mohammad A.
    Chapter Title Soil Contamination and Remediation Measures: Revisiting the Relevant Laws and Institutions
    Book Title Environmental Remediation Technologies for Metal-Contaminated Soils
    Publication Date 2016
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher Springer Japan
    Start page 99
    End page 124
    Language eng
    Abstract This chapter analyzed existing international and regional legal developments to deal with soil contamination and remediation measures. It further examined characteristics of different national legal approaches in the field of soil contamination and remediation process. It concluded that there are little international initiatives for the adoption of an international soil regime to deal with soil protection including issues of contamination and possible remediation measures. Absence of international soil protection regime and hence lack of concerted global and national efforts on remediation action on contaminated sites could pose not only serious health risks but also long-term sustainable development challenge. However, a credible, comprehensive model law on soil contamination could make a considerable progress for remediation of contaminated sites globally and hence could reduce health and environmental risks for future generations.
    Keyword Soil contamination
    Remediation
    Soil-framework directive
    Command-control approach
    Brown-field
    Polluters-Pay Principle
    Copyright Holder Springer Japan
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9784431557586
    9784431557593
    DOI 10.1007/978-4-431-55759-3_5
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