Ashfield’s reputation of providing unrivalled insight and value driven advice is built upon our environmental expertise. Environmental issues, contamination and unwanted liabilities can arise from historic legacies or a previous disregard for environmental laws and regulations by a site owner or operator. Ignoring local environmental laws can lead to prosecution via the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or Environment Agency (EA).
How can contamination cause environmental issues?
Commercial operations often include the use of chemicals or material that can potentially cause harm to the environment if not stored or disposed of correctly. Poor management practices can lead to these substances causing an adverse effect to the wider environment, potentially causing harm to humans, wildlife, and the wider natural environment. Environmental laws and the regulation of these laws via the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Environment Agency (EA) ensures that businesses avoid causing any adverse environmental impacts.