UK faces legal action over European law failings
The European commission is taking the UK to court over infringements of directives covering large power plants and wastewater.The first infringement relates to the Aberthaw coal-fired power plant in Wales, which has exceeded the limits on emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) under the large combustion plant Directive (LCPD).
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