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Reporting soil pollution or soil degradation

Have you noticed that soil in your area is polluted or damaged? For example, are there harmful substances in the soil of your garden or in your neighbourhood? If so, you must report this to your province as soon as possible. You must also report it if you carry out work that may pollute or damage the soil. 

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Reporting soil/ sediment contamination or soil degradation

You must report soil contamination or degradation as soon as possible after you have noticed it. This also applies if you carry out, or cause to be carried out, activities that may contaminate or degrade the soil. The activities referred to here are set out in the Wet bodembescherming (Soil Protection Act). These include, for example: operations that may lead to erosion, compaction or salinisation of the soil; operations that require certain substances to be put on or into the soil in order to affect the structure or quality of the soil; and other operations involving interventions or the use of substances liable to contaminate or degrade the soil.

The report must be made in accordance with the report form, possibly including a plan of action.

The notification must be made in accordance with the notification form incl. an eventual plan of action.

As soon as possible after you become aware of the contamination or degradation of the soil, you file a notification. In the notification, you indicate what measures you plan to take to remediate the soil or limit the deterioration. The measures you can and must take in remediation depend on the type and extent of the contamination. For small-scale contamination, you only need to submit a Decree Uniform Remediation (BUS) notification. Send the fully completed and signed form and required attachment(s) to You can only submit large files (>8Mb) via the Province of Limburg file transfer (
If you cannot submit the notification digitally, you can send the form and any attachment(s) to the Province's mailing address:
Province of Limburg
P.O. Box 5700
6200 MA Maastricht

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Dependent on the situation.

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Contact the servicedesk of the Province of Limburg:
Telephone number +31 43 389 9999.

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