Swedish firms pressed over contaminated land
The Swedish environmental protection agency (EPA) is urging local and regional authorities to force industry to take more responsibility for remediating contaminated land, Dagens Nyheter reports. At the current rate of progress, the newspaper says, it will take almost another century to clean up the 1,300 worst-affected sites. Some voluntary initiatives have been successful but many companies are reluctant to commit themselves to projects costing an average SKr30m (€3.3m) per site, an EPA spokesman told Dagens Nyheter. See article.
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