Norway presses UK over nuclear discharges

Norway's prime minister and environment minister yesterday met their counterparts in London and urged them to end emissions of the radioactive isotope technetium-99 from the Sellafield nuclear plant north-west England. The UK environment ministry announced a possible moratorium on releases last December, subject to a technical assessment (EED 11/12/03). The assessment is continuing, a ministry spokesperson told ENDS Europe DAILY today. Norwegian environmental group Bellona described Britain's approach to the issue as "arrogant". See press releases from Norwegian environment ministry and Bellona.

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