Dirty Dirt, Developing State Soil Reuse Regulation

Published in the American College of Environmental Lawyers Newsletter “ACOEL”
By Gregory H. Smith

Those who have tried to keep up with the development of environmental law into the second decade of the 21st century will not be surprised, as others may be, by the attention now focused on reuse of soil. Uncounted millions of cubic yards of soil are moved each year in the New England region alone. Until very recently, in the absence of contamination above regulatory remediation standards, the excavation and reuse of soils was not subject to any environmental regulation at all…. 

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