Polluter Pays … Provided that Someone Condemns Him

29 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2012

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Carlos Gómez Ligüerre

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Law

Date Written: April 1, 2012


On April 25, 2008 the dam of the mine managed by Boliden Apirsa SL in Aznalcóllar (Seville, Spain) crashed and a fatal toxic waste caused the worst environmental disaster in recent Spanish history. Almost 15 years later, the environment has been recovered, but Spanish courts still discuss who has to pay the huge costs of the recovery. Three decisions of the Spanish Supreme Court, recently rendered, have make things still more complicated by deciding that the administrative courts are not able to solve the claim of the Andalusian Government against the Boliden industries.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: Environmental liability, tort law

Suggested Citation

Gómez Ligüerre, Carlos, Polluter Pays … Provided that Someone Condemns Him (April 1, 2012). InDret, Vol. 2, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2078161 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2078161

Carlos Gómez Ligüerre (Contact Author)

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Law ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
Barcelona, 08005

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