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News Spain fined €12 million for failing to treat urban waste water

The European Court of Justice on Wednesday 25 July ordered Spain to pay a €12 million fine for prolonged failure to comply with a European directive on urban waste water collection and treatment.

In an earlier judgment issued in 2011, this court had found that there were still 43 agglomerations with a population of 15,000 or more that failed to meet EU standards, even though member states were supposed to have adequate collection and treatment systems in place since 2001.

Spain was given a 2013 deadline to comply, but the deadline expired and 17 localities were still discharging their waste water without proper treatment.

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Geographical coverage Spain,
News date 20/08/2018
Working language(s) ENGLISH