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Ground Water: Pollution

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which 10 sites have the highest level of contamination of groundwater by (a) PCBs and (b) other toxic substances in England; what remedial action is proposed for each site; and if he will make a statement. (191939)

Most contaminated land in England, including where groundwater is contaminated, is inspected and regulated by local authorities. This can be undertaken through the land use planning regime or Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA1990). For this reason we do not hold detailed, national information about the sites where groundwater is contaminated by any particular substance or group of substances.