Contaminated land

What is contaminated land?

Contaminated land is land that contains substances in, on, or under, which are, or can be, harmful to humans or natural water systems.

Many sites throughout the UK and Derby have been contaminated by human activities.  Examples include foundries, chemical processing and waste disposal sites.

We are the regulatory authority for human health risks. The Environment Agency  is the regulatory authority for risks to controlled waters.


For further information visit an overview of contaminated land and technical guidance


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