EU court condemns Italy over Enichem waste

The European court of justice has condemned Italy for flouting EU waste laws around a disused Enichem manufacturing plant. The court backed a European Commission complaint, ruling that Rome had breached the 1975 framework waste directive at three locations in Manfredonia, Foggia. In particular, it had not forced the waste holders to deal properly with arsenic anhydride-contaminated waste dumped there. This is not the first time the Manfredonia plant has been at the centre of legal controversy (EED 16/01/02). See judgement in case C-447/03.

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