Liberal ruling on standing for environmental groups in nuclear case

The High Court has rejected a challenge by Greenpeace to an official decision enabling British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) to test its new thermal oxide reprocessing plant (THORP) at Sellafield, Cumbria. The decision raised important issues concerning the legal interpretation of the Radioactive Substances Act 1960, but its longer term significance for environmental litigation probably lies in the Court's liberal approach to the issue of standing.

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