GREECE: EC gives final warning over failure to report on hazardous waste installations

The European Commission has moved a step closer to beginning European Court proceedings against Greece. The country has failed to provide the EC with adequate information regarding its hazardous waste installations.

The Hazardous Waste Directive required EC member states to provide the following information regarding all sites used for hazardous waste storage by 1996:

  • names and addresses of facilities
  • methods used to treat waste
  • types and quantities of waste that can be treated

The EC’s policy is for the region to be self-sufficient in waste disposal and for member states to establish an integrated network of disposal installations. It cannot publish EU-wide data on hazardous waste installations until all member states provide the full range of information required.

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