ECJ The directive relating to the discharge of dangerous substances into aquatic environments, included the precipitation of contaminated steam onto a water course. Pollution is defined as discharge into the water, and discharge as introduction of listed substances into the water. The contaminated steam settled upon the water and contaminated it. Not to prosecute would limit the effectiveness of the Directive.
Times 15-Oct-1999, C-231/97,  EUECJ C-231/97
Council Directive 76/464/EEC On pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment.
Updated: 20 April 2021; Ref: scu.77590