Agency unveils policy on financial cover for landfills

A new policy on financial provision for landfills was unveiled at the Environment Agency's board meeting in late November. The new position follows legal judgments which have undermined the existing regime at a time when the Agency is gearing up to process 1,000 applications for the new generation of landfill permits. A key element of the new policy is that a fund supported by landfill tax revenue will be required to deal with some abandoned sites.

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