THE WHITEHAVEN NEWS

THE WHITEHAVEN NEWS



MOX CASE GOES TO APPEAL COURT

Thursday, November 22, 2001

The fate of the Sellafield Mox plant still has to go the extra mile through the courts.

Environmental groups Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace are taking their action to halt Mox to the Appeal Court. A hearing date is expected to be November 27.

Last week there were celebrations in the nuclear industry after the High Court rejected the objectors' case against Mox.

BNFL are also watching developments in Hamburg this week where, according to Martin Forwood of the CORE anti-nuclear group, the United Nation's International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is being asked to impose a moratorium on Mox.

Mr Forwood said it was unclear whether the UK government would be bound by a ruling from the United Nation's Tribunal