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The Polluter Pays Principle and The Rising Waves of Environmental Harm in Nigeria: How Well are the Polluters Paying?

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Abstract

Environmental legal conscription is a legal phrase which presupposes that environmental legislation should redress the conundrum of a subject matter. The Polluter Pays Principle is an environmental policy which posits that producers of pollution should be made liable to bear the costs of damage or cost of managing pollutants to prevent damage to human health and the environment. Over the years, the heave of recurrent pollution of the environment with hazardous substance has posed a great challenge that left environmental problems unresolved. There has been continuous generation of hazardous wastes on the environment by industrial activities even in the face of numerous environmental legislations.

Authors: Henry Awodezi