Red faces over hot lobsters in Norway

Green group admits to error after claiming high Sellafield radioactive pollution readings

Norwegian environmental NGO Bellona has admitted that its recent claims of high levels of the radioactive isotope technetium-99 in lobsters caught off the Norwegian coast were false, Stavanger Aftenblad newspaper reported on Friday.

Bellona's claims were a significant factor in last week's threats by Norway's new environment minister of legal action against Britain over the Sellafield nuclear plant, which produces the pollution (EED 23/10/01).

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