Sewage fines in the works

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Sev­en­teen years af­ter the dead­line ex­pired, author­i­ties are scram­bling to find a way to com­ply with Euro­pean Union sewage treat­ment reg­u­la­tions at two mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties in At­tica be­fore hefty fines start kick­ing in fol­low­ing a fi­nal rul­ing by the Euro­pean Court of Jus­tice next week.

The min­istries of En­vi­ron­ment and In­te­rior yesterday held a meet­ing with re­gional and lo­cal author­i­ties, as well as the head of the Athens Wa­ter Sup­ply & Sewage Com­pany (EYDAP), to dis­cuss the is­sue, which has been held up by rows over who should have the fi­nal say on whether SpataArtemida and Ra­fina-Pik­ermi, north­east of Athens, should be con­nected to the treat­ment plant on the islet of Psyt­taleia or have their own plants.

A tree that was up­rooted by strong winds in Ilia, in the north­west­ern Pelo­pon­nese, dur­ing a pow­er­ful storm on Wed­nes­day is seen yesterday. Author­i­ties were as­sess­ing the weather-re­lated dam­age to crops, public in­fra­struc­ture and pri­vate prop­er­ties yesterday, with lo­cal media say­ing that a shel­ter for stray an­i­mals in Pyr­gos, in the same re­gion, had been par­tic­u­larly badly hit.

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