UK to face nuclear transparency charges
The UK will have to answer before the European court of justice over charges that it has failed to properly account for nuclear materials stored at the Sellafield plant in England, the European Commission announced on Friday (EED 31/03/04). Critics of Britain's nuclear policy strongly welcomed the move. The Irish government said its "shut Sellafield policy" had been "vindicated". However, the European Green party also said it was "extremely sceptical" of the Commission's "timing and sincerity". See statements by the Commission, Irish environment ministry and Greens/EFA.