The Foundations of Civil Liability for Industrial Pollution
39 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2021
Date Written: December 27, 2021
In European private law, operators of industrial facilities, power plants and other sites using special substances or procedures are made responsible for harm caused by pollution even where it is doubtful that such harmdoing is unreasonable or could have been foreseen. Analysing both fault-based and strict liability, the author discusses legal bases for this liability and its justification in European jurisdictions.
Keywords: Pollution, Tort law, strict liability, negligence, fault, administrative law, nuisance, neighbourhood law, environmental law
JEL Classification: K30, K32
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