Mercury risk exposes recycler to GBP 145k fine (Case Comment)

Keywords Environment, Fines, Hazardous substances, Health and safety offences, Recycling, Safe systems of work, Waste treatment sites Abstract Notes the fine imposed by Bradford Crown Court in Health and Safety Executive v Electrical Waste Recycling Group Ltd for breaches of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 s.(1), the Control of Substances Hazardous […]

The Corby Group litigation (S. Shergold)

Author Stephen Shergold Keywords Birth defects, Contaminated land, Duty of care, Environmental liability, Foreseeability, Hazardous substances, Land reclamation, Local authorities’ liabilities, Negligence, Public nuisance Abstract Discusses the Technology and Construction Court decision in Corby Group Litigation v CorbyDC on whether the local authority was liable in public nuisance, negligence and for breach of the Environmental […]

Let’s get physical: civil liability and the perception of risk (C. Hilson)

Author Chris Hilson Keywords Environment, health, negligence, nuisance, contaminated land, damage to property, economic loss, hazardous substances, health hazards, nuisance, risk management, tortious liability Abstract Examines the role of risk perception in tort claims concerning environmental “stigma damages” and fear of disease. Reviews the varying public perceptions of risk, the need to show physical damage […]

Tatar v Romania – case comment

Author James Harrison Keywords Human rights, environment, hazardous substances, health hazards, mining operations, pollution, right to respect for private and family life, risk management, Romania Abstract The applicants in this case, Vasile Gheorghe Tâtar and Paul Tâtar, lived approximately 100 metres from a gold mine in Baia Mare, Romania. The operators of the mine were […]

Governance instruments that protect children’s environmental health… (D. Spady et al)

Author Donald Spady Nola Ries Brian D. Ladd Irena Buka Alvaro Roman Osornio-Vargas Colin L. Soskolne Keywords Canada; children’s rights ; EC law; environmental health; foetus; hazardous substances; pollutants; United States. Abstract Reviews legislation and guidelines in the OECD countries of the EU and in the US on the protection of children’s environmental health, including […]