Gronus v. Poland

Submitted by Kelly Russo on Fri, 12/03/1999 - 00:00
Regional Decisions
European Court

The European Court of Human Rights held that Poland did not violate Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights by failing to regulate the toxic fumes emitted from the collapsed chimney of a heating plant near the applicant's residence, because the applicant failed to submit details concerning the actual level of the alleged pollution. The Court noted that State authorities had taken steps to investigate and eradicate the cause of the alleged pollution and held that, absent specific evidence regarding the level of damage to the applicant's home, it could not be determined that the nuisance impaired environmental health and hygiene to the extent that would implicate Article 8.