IPPC, PCB, air quality Directives get second reading

Three environmental Directives passed their penultimate hurdle in May when the European Parliament gave them a second reading. The Directives on air quality and disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) passed with limited controversy, but Environment Commissioner Ritt Bjerregaard told MEPs that she would not accept some of their key amendments to tighten up the Directive on integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC).

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