Contaminated land is councils' problem

Contaminated land is an issue for local authorities and local taxpayers, according to the environment minister

The environment minister says contaminated land is an issue for local government. Photograph: Anirut Rassameesritrakool/123RFContaminated land is solely an issue for local authorities, according to the environment minister.

Speaking at the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) inquiry into soil health on 27 April, Rory Stewart said that contaminated land should be dealt with locally and paid for by local taxpayers.

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