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The Queen v. Secretary of State for the Environment, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Ex parte: H.A. Standley and others, D.G.D. Metson and Others, Intervener: National Farmers' Union

Country/Territory
European Union, United Kingdom
Type of court
International court
Date
Apr 29, 1999
Source
UNEP, InforMEA
Court name
European Court of Justice
Seat of court
Luxembourg
Judge
Jann, P.
Moitinho de Almeida, J.C.
Gulmann, C.
Edward, D.A.O.
Léger., P.
Reference number
C-293/97
Language
English
Subject
Water, Environment gen.
Keyword
Hazardous substances Agriculture and environment Public health Water quality standards Agricultural commodities
Abstract
Directive 91/676/EEC on pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources applies only where the discharge of nitrogen compounds of agricultural origin makes a significant contribution to the pollution, given the objective of the Community legislature, namely to reduce and prevent water pollution caused or induced by nitrates from agricultural sources, and the scope of the measures envisaged for that purpose by Article 5. The directive is in conformity with the principles that ‘the polluter pays’ and that environmental pollution should be rectified at its source.
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Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources.

Legislation | 1991

Keyword: Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Soil pollution/quality, Fertilizers/nutrients, Protection of environment, Farming, Organic waste, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX