UK local authority found negligent over birth defects
and contaminated land remediation
A number of families sued Corby District Council saying deformities to hands and feet were due to mothers being exposed to a 'soup of toxic materials' between 
1985 and 1999, because of exposure to dust resulting from excvation and removal. The council was todat found negligent over its work to reclaim a steel plant at the High Court in London BBC News link: ...
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Families win birth defect battle
Posted: 29/07/2009 By: Professor Paul Bardos