Contaminated land is a critical issue for all businesses that use or impact on land, or operate environmentally sensitive operations. Land holders, land purchasers and sellers and business operators need to be aware of their obligations and liabilities or they may find themselves liable for not only extensive remediation work but also for heavy penalties and compensation claims.
Businesses engaging in the storage, handling and distribution of fuel products are particularly vulnerable to contamination and environmental management issues. It is vital that such businesses implement appropriate risk management strategies and contractual protections.
In this guide, Alexandra Geelan of Moulis Legal provides an overview of the key risks, obligations and liabilities relating to contaminated land in Western Australia. Contact our specialised property and downstream petroleum lawyers for further information and assistance relating to your particular circumstances.
This guide presents an overview and commentary of the subject matter. It is not provided in the context of a solicitor-client relationship and no duty of care is assumed or accepted. It does not constitute legal advice.