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Harmful Waste (Special Criminal Provisions, Etc) Act 1988 🇳🇬

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Harmful Waste (Special Criminal Provisions, Etc) Act 1988

  • Commenced on 25 November 1988
  • [Up to date as at 25 November 1988]
An Act to prohibit the carrying, depositing and dumping of harmful waste on any land, territorial waters and matters relating thereto.

Crimes in respect of harmful wastes

1. Prohibition of activities relating to harmful waste, etc.

(1)Notwithstanding the provisions of the Customs, Excise Tariff, etc. (Consolidation) Act, or any other enactment, or law, all activities relating to the purchase, sale, importation, transit, transportation, deposit, storage of harmful wastes are hereby prohibited and declared unlawful.
(2)As from the commencement of this Act, any person who, without lawful authority(a)carries, deposits, dumps or causes to be carried, deposited or dumped, or is in possession for the purpose of carrying, depositing or dumping, any harmful waste on any land or in any territorial waters or contiguous zone or Exclusive Economic Zone of Nigeria or its inland water…

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