France escapes legal action over nitrates

September 2007
Utility Week;9/21/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 22, p13
Trade Publication
This article reports on the decision of the European Commission to delay its plan to take France to the European Court of Justice over the issue of high-level nitrates in some of its waterways in Brittany. The Commission said it had decided to suspend its decision on the action over breaches of the Surface Water Directive. It was responding to an action plan produced by France in March 2007. The plan should reduce nitrate concentrations at drinking water abstraction points to below 50 milligrams per litre.


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