France found guilty of waste water breaches

France breached the EU’s waste water treatment law after failing to treat this waste stream in 11 smaller agglomerations across the country, the EU Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday

France breached the EU’s waste water treatment law after failing to treat this waste stream in 11 smaller agglomerations across the country, the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Wednesday.

The French government has failed to provided these agglomerations – including Goyave, Bastelica, Vincey and Saint-Céré – with secondary treatment plants required by the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD), the ECJ said. It ordered France to pay the legal costs.

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