Research Handbooks in Environmental Law series
Edited by Qin Tianbao
Chapter 5: Soil protection law
Due to the increasingly serious soil pollution problem in China legislative measures have become imperative. This chapter analyses the development and relevant specific systems of legislation on soil pollution control by diachronic and synchronic research methods; these investigations demonstrate the need for perfecting relevant regulations. In view of the national conditions, the Chinese Government has admitted that more attention should be paid to soil pollution control and this chapter argues that contributions to special legislation including the accumulation of years of practical experience and some scattered legislation are already in place. Under the circumstances, a Soil Pollution Control of People's Republic of China would be a rational step and should be recommended. This chapter makes some recommendations on how to embody the new law’s basic ideas.
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