Double legal blow for "ghost ship" dismantler

The London high court ruled on Monday that a company planning to dismantle four mothballed US navy ships did not have the proper planning permission. The firm, Able UK, will now have to reapply for permission and "assess all the environmental effects", according to a lawyer representing the three local residents who brought the challenge. The ruling comes just a week after green group Friends of the Earth won a separate court ruling that Able's waste management licence would not allow disposal of PCBs from the ships. See Anglo-Welsh court service.

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