BRITAIN has been formally threatened with legal action by the European Commission over its failure to introduce national legislation fully implementing the EU's Hazardous Waste Directive. Brussels said that the UK was at fault over its legal definition of hazardous waste - which did not match that of the EU - and added that the ban on the mixing of hazardous wastes, outlined in the directive, "has not been fully implemented in Gibraltar or Northern Ireland." The UK had also allowed exemptions to the obligation requiring permits for waste ...

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