Inconsistent regulation pushes polluted soil into Scotland

A major waste management company recently hauled soil from a PCB-contaminated site in south-east England to a Scottish landfill where local regulators have failed to impose PCB restrictions considered standard elsewhere in Britain. The incident illustrates how inconsistent landfill regulation is distorting environmental markets. The soil, too contaminated for a thermal treatment plant which burned other batches from the site, would otherwise have gone for high-temperature incineration.

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