Day: 21 October 2008
Italy falls foul of ship waste laws
The European Court of Justice has upheld a complaint lodged by the European Commission that Italy failed to implement the European Directive 2000/59/EC on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues by failing to draw up and adopt, in respect of each Italian port, the necessary waste reception and handling plans.
Ireland found in breach of wastewater regs
Following the European Commission having filed an action in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) claiming that Ireland had infringed the urban waste water treatment Directive by failing to ensure that waste water emanating from the towns of Bray, Howth, Letterkenny, Shanganagh, Sligo and Tramore, County Waterford and entering collecting systems was made subject to secondary treatment or equivalent by the end of 2000, the ECJ has found Ireland to be in breach of the Urban Wastewater Treatment (UWWT) Directive.
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