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EU court confirms Finnish granite ruling

The European court of justice has confirmed that granite blocks left over from quarrying operations in Finland should be classified as waste despite being available for other uses without reprocessing and causing no environmental harm. In a judgement released today the full court backed an advisor, who in January rejected arguments to the contrary by Finnish mining company Palin Granit Oy. The firm had wanted to avoid submitting the blocks to EU waste regulations (EED 17/01/02).

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