The party whose activities have caused damage carries the responsibility for the environmental damage.
The party causing damage must fully compensate for the environmental damage, including costs caused by prevention of environmental damage and restoring the contaminated environment.
A statutory EIL policy ensures compensation to the injured party when
The Act on Compensation for Environmental Damage does not apply to damage for which compensation is governed by other legislation, excluding the Product Liability Act, for example. Therefore, damage compensated by virtue of the Motor Liability Insurance Act, for instance, is not compensated as environmental damage.
Compensation will only be paid if there is a probable causal connection between the damage and the activity governed by the legislation.
What will be compensatedReporting damage