Landfill industry headache over missed implementation deadline

The landfill industry was facing confusion in July as the UK missed the transposition deadline for the 1999 EC landfill Directive and it emerged that the Environment Agency will not issue draft technical guidance until September. The industry now faces a near-impossible task in delivering its "conditioning plans" - explaining how each site is to be upgraded to the Directive's standards - by the July 2002 deadline.

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