Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 284 (Oct)
Court: Court of Justice of the European Union (First Chamber)
Judge:

Judges Tizzano (President of the First Chamber), Borg Barthet (Rapporteur), Ilesic, Kasel and Berger

Judgment Dates: 18 October 2012

Catchwords

European Union - Environment - Waste water - European Commission seeking declaration that United Kingdom failing to comply with obligations under European Union law in relation to waste water treatment - Whether declaration should be granted - Council Directive (EEC) 91/271, arts 3(1), (2), 4, 10, Annex 1(A), (B).

The Case

European Union Environment. The Court of Justice of the European Union declared that by failing to ensure: (i) appropriate collection of the urban waste water of the agglomerations, with a population equivalent of more than 15 000, of Sunderland (Whitburn) and London (Beckton and Crossness collecting systems), in accordance with art 3(1) and (2) of, and Annex I(A) to, Council Directive (EEC) 91-271 (concerning urban waste water treatment); and (ii) appropriate treatment of the urban waste water of the agglomeration, with a population equivalent of more than 15 000, of London (Beckton, Crossness and Mogden treatment plants), in accordance with art 4(1) and (3) and art 10 of, and Annex I(B) to, that directive, the United Kingdom had failed to fulfil its obligations under that directive.

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