MOX PLANT CASE

BY KEITH NUTHALL
BRITAIN has been ordered by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to "devise, as appropriate, measures to prevent pollution of the marine environment" maybe resulting from the operational launch of a new MOX (mixed oxide fuel) plant, in Sellafield, next summer.

This was a provisional order made by the global body, whilst it considers a legal bid by the Irish government to block the launch of the plant. The tribunal also told the UK and Ireland to exchange further information about the possible consequences for the Irish ...


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