International court to rule on Sellafield
The Hague international arbitration tribunal started hearing yesterday a case brought by Ireland against the British government to obtain the full release of information contained in two recent reports on the controversial Mox nuclear fuel manufacturing plant at Sellafield. Ireland has long campaigned against the facility, which it says will pollute the Irish Sea and pose new security risks. Ireland has also challenged the Mox plant's start-up before the international tribunal for the law of the sea and north-east Atlantic protection commission Ospar (EED 03/12/01). See Hague court.