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17Feb94 UK: CLEAN WATER BILL SLASHED BY £3BN.

Estimates for the cost of complying with European water quality directives have been slashed by £3 billion.Government experts now believe the bill will be around £7 billion to bring sewage works up to the standards demanded in the European Union's urban waste water directive.The proposed legislation lays down standards for discharge from sewage works and will ban sea dumping of sewage sludge.Officials at the EU are refusing to lower the high quality demands in the directive ...

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