Contaminated land is usually thought to be associated with heavy industry such as gasworks, refineries, power stations, and the like. While this is justified stereotyping, the ubiquitous and pervasive nature of contaminants means that any piece of land has the potential to be “contaminated”. Our latest article looks at Contaminated Land and Property Transactions, in particular, in the Northern Rivers region, which has a long and varied industrial history, resulting in various types of contaminated sites.
A local misconception is that the Northern Rivers is fairly contaminant free, all natural and healthy based on the absence of apparent heavy industry. Contrary to these two perceptions, the Northern Rivers has a long and varied industrial history, with the following being five common resultant sites of concern:
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