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English translation: contamination

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German term or phrase:Altlast
English translation:contamination
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11:00 Aug 22, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing
German term or phrase: Altlasten, Dienstbarkeiten
Keine Altlasten, keine Dienstbarkeiten.

Industriegrundstücke.

Altlasten is that financial or environmental in this case?
and what are Dienstbarkeiten?

thanks
Geri
contamination, easements
Explanation:
Altlasten is environmental, meaning the site is not contaminated.
Dienstbarkeiten, per Romain, are easements.

Altlasten - contaminated site, old site, polluted area
[Ohrbach, Ökologie]
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 21:03
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Summary of answers provided
na +2contamination, easementsUlrike Lieder
na(2) cost of decontaminating site
cbohnert
nainherited burdens OR pre-currency reform claimstransatgees


  

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8 mins peer agreement (net): +2
contamination, easements


Explanation:
Altlasten is environmental, meaning the site is not contaminated.
Dienstbarkeiten, per Romain, are easements.

Altlasten - contaminated site, old site, polluted area
[Ohrbach, Ökologie]


    Romain, Legal & Commercial Terms
Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 21:03
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roland Grefer: to be nitpicky, a contamination only becomes an "Altlast" once it's known ;-)
3 mins

agree  Alison Schwitzgebel: These are terms commonly found in real estate purchase contracts
1 hr
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22 mins
inherited burdens OR pre-currency reform claims


Explanation:
The above definitions come from Schaefer. I have come across the word Altlasten in the sense of contamination from earlier industrial activity (a better definition than the very general one given by Schaefer, in my opinion). this was in a property survey. I have no personal experience of the currency reform definition. However your context might well decide.

Schaefer defines Dienstbarkeit as easement, as does Dietl/Lorenz.

transatgees
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:03
Native speaker of: English
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34 mins
(2) cost of decontaminating site


Explanation:
I agree with previous answer, just wanted to add the second possible meaning of "Altlast," which becomes important if said site is to be sold.


    Hamblock/Wessels, 5th ed., 1999
cbohnert
United States
Local time: 23:03
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