General rules of environmental protection are set in the 53/1995 law that aims to develop harmonic relation of humans and the environment, the aligned
protection of the environment as a whole, its elements and processes to ensure the long-term sustainability. The law contains the basic principles of the environmental
protection, its toolkit, responsibilities, and the rules of the uniform protection of the environmental elements.
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The 33/2000 (III.17.) Governmental Decree on tasks relating activities affecting the quality of waters aims to avoid the pressure load of groundwater,
the prevention and abolition of soil contamination, reduction of limit exceeding pollution and impairment. It also regulates the remediation procedures
and the Hungarian National Environmental Remediation Programme. This Governmental Decree enables and requires the consideration of the economical aspects
and methodologies. It states that in any actions, the best available techniques have to be preferred.
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