MAFF sticks to its guns over Sellafield discharges

The Ministry of Agriculture (MAFF) is battling with the Environment Agency to ensure that abatement of key radioactive gases and effluents is required at British Nuclear Fuels' Sellafield reprocessing works. But environmentalists fear that MAFF's tough line may falter under new Agriculture Minister Jack Cunningham, who has long-standing links with the nuclear industry.

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