Danish experts debate contaminated soil tax

A project to identify obstacles to greater re-use of contaminated, decontaminated and clean soils has been conducted by the Danish environmental protection agency. Discincentives were identified and the report goes on to make recommendations. These include increasing the number of sites able to separate soils, and development of a market for reused soil. The possibility of taxing disposal of contaminated soil was assessed but no conclusion reached. There are concerns that such a tax would reduce the number of contaminated sites being remediated. See report summary.

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