Italy faces hefty fine for illegal landfills

Advocate general asks for 158,000 euros/day, 60 mlm one-off fine

(ANSA) - Brussels, September 4 - The advocate general of the European Court of Justice on Thursday requested that Italy be charged a fine of 158,000 euros a day and a lump-sum fine of 60 million euros for failing to clean up illegal waste landfill sites.
    The request came as part of closing remarks in a case pitting the country against the European Commission (EC) in Brussels. The EC took Italy to court for failing to comply with a 2007 ruling ordering it to clean up hundreds of illegal rubbish dumps, some of them containing hazardous waste.
   

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