Remediation of Significant Environmental Damage
Julkaisusarja:Reports of the Ministry of the Environment 2en/2012
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The primary goal is the prevention and control of environmental damage. However, in spite of these, damage does occur, at which point the means of remedying the damage must be considered. This publication examines the remediation of certain types of significant environmental damage, especially the assessment of the significance of the damage, the selection of remedial measures and official procedures related to remediation. This publication, on the remediation of significant environmental damage and the related procedures, is designed primarily as a guide for authorities, particularly for Regional State Administrative Agencies, Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, and local environmental protection authorities. The publication also provides information to operators engaged in activities posing potential environmental risks, other operators interested in the subject, as well as citizens. Such information concerns legislative obligations and practices related to the remediation of environmental damage. The manual focuses on significant environmental damage falling within the scope of application of the Act on the Remediation of Certain Environmental Damages (383/2009). It is therefore not a general description of all situations in which environmental damage has occurred. However, where applicable, it can also be used in the prevention and remediation of less significant incidents of environmental damage.