The EC groundwater Directive and waste disposal

A recent High Court case has raised complex issues concerning the interpretation of the 1980 EC Directive on groundwater and its application to licensing of waste disposal sites. The decision in R v Vale of Glamorgan Borough Council and Associated British Ports ex parte James (Queens Bench Division, 10 August 1995) appears to raise more problems than it answers, and may be subject to an appeal.

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here


Call: 020 8267 8120

Take a 30-day trial

  • Join ENDS Report now and pay nothing for your first 30-days.



Prices on request

  • Full access to for 12 months
  • Monthly print issues
  • Clear and accessible guidance on relevant legislation
  • Integration with ENDS Compliance Manager helping you plan ahead and ensure compliance for your organisation
  • Individual or bespoke multi-user packages available

See all benefits