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Ruling on Thorp nuclear plant

Title
Ruling on Thorp nuclear plant
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
4 Mar 1994
Year of production
1994
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Duration
00:04:06
Description
Greenpeace and Lancashire County Council have failed in their attempts to block a nuclear reprocessing plant, with Judge Justice Potts ruling Environment Secretary John Gummer and Agriculture Minister Gillian Shepherd acted within their powers to allow BNFL to release radioactive emission into the air and the Irish Sea. But they did not have to pay costs. With reaction on the ruling from Director of Thorp David Bonsor; Greenpeace nuclear campaigner Bridget Woodman; Dave Durham, Vice- President of CND; Liberal Democrat MP Simon Hughes. Report by Mark Phillips from the High Court.
Contributors
Simon Hughes; Mark Phillips; David Bonsor; Bridget Woodman; Dave Durham
Keywords
Nuclear energy; Radioactive wastes; Legal decisions; CND; Anti-nuclear movements; Greenpeace; BNFL; John Gummer; Verdicts; Radioactive pollution; High courts; Thorp; Lancashire County Council; Judge Justice Potts; Gillian Shepherd

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