Factsheet: Contaminated Soil Act

Contaminated Soil Act

Key Information
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.
prevent soil and groundwater contamination