Developing an appropriate contaminated land regime in China: lessons learned from the US and UK, 2nd ed.

Zhao, Xiaobo (2019) Developing an appropriate contaminated land regime in China: lessons learned from the US and UK, 2nd ed. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany. ISBN 978-3-662-59556-5

Abstract

This book explores the complex package of mechanisms used to identify, record, manage and remediate contaminated land, including the system for allocating liabilities that has been set up by China’s contaminated land law and accompanying administrative decrees and environmental standards. Statutory control of soil or land contamination is a comparatively new phenomenon for Chinese lawmakers and researchers. After more than ten years of preparation, China recently adopted its first nationwide contaminated land law—the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Soil Contamination, which entered into effect in the beginning of 2019. The law deals exclusively with risk management in connection with soil contamination, and the remediation of contaminated land.
This book analyzes various facets of how China is managing the risks associated with soil contamination and remediating contaminated sites by means of legislation. Chapters 1 and 2 reveal the current extent of the soil contamination problem in China and the initial policy responses of the country’s central government. In turn, Chapters 3 and 4 address the regulatory frameworks and the latest contaminated land legislation at both the local and national level. Lastly, Chapters 5 through 9 offer concrete recommendations, based on lessons learned in the US and UK, for reforming contaminated land management in China.
Overall, the book covers the past, present and future of contaminated land management in China, making it of interest to environmental policymakers, administrators, academics, lawyers and engineers engaged in soil or environmental protection. Further, it offers a source of reliable information for those who want to learn more about China’s environmental legislation and contaminated land management policy.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 05:58
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 00:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: contaminated land, China, environmental law, CERCLA, soil contamination, soil pollution, site remediation
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180106 Comparative Law
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9614 Soils > 961407 Urban and Industrial Soils
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-59557-2
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36551

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