Waste Management: Brofiscin Quarry

House of Lords written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of The Countess of Mar The Countess of Mar Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answers by Lord Rooker on 11 December 2007 (WA 49), 27 March (WA 124), 31 March (WA 141—2), 2 April (WA 183—4 and 186—8) and 22 April (WA 295) and by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 17 December 2007 (WA 109), upon what basis the Environment Agency or the Environment Agency Wales could pursue Monsanto for the costs of remediation of Brofiscin Quarry and other landfill sites in the United Kingdom.

Photo of Lord Rooker Lord Rooker Minister of State (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

I am informed by the Environment Agency Wales that when looking at securing remediation or recovering the cost of remediation at Brofiscin Quarry from any appropriate persons it has identified, the Environment Agency will have regard to the principles and approaches for cost recovery that are set out in Chapter E of the Welsh Assembly Government's Part 2A Statutory Guidance on Contaminated Land (2006).

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