Cash for contaminated land

Sixty-four local authorities have been offered financial support for investigating and cleaning up contaminated land at 139 sites. Extra grant-in-aid is also being made available to the Environment Agency to address water pollution problems at nine contaminated sites.

The funding for local authorities takes the form of supplementary credit approvals (SCAs) authorising them to borrow money for capital expenditure in excess of their basic credit approvals. Operating only in England, the programme enables councils to investigate and carry out remedial works at sites which they own, or to which they have contributed contamination - such as private landfills - or where they have a responsibility to take action b

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