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European Commission takes Greece to court over nitrate pollution

5:39 AM MDT | June 21, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Commission is referring Greece to the European Court of Justice, on the recommendation of Janez Potocnik, European environment commissioner, for failing to take measures to guarantee that water pollution caused by nitrates is addressed effectively, the commission says. Greece has still not designated a number of zones vulnerable to pollution by nitrates, although the commission's nitrates directive has been in force since 1991. Greece has designated some areas as nitrate vulnerable zones, but there are still areas not currently designated that are...

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