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Nuclear test veterans win Supreme Court appeal bid

Veterans involved in Britain's nuclear weapons tests between 1952 and 1958 have been granted leave to appeal in their fight for compensation.

More than 1,000 ex-servicemen say exposure to radiation has led to ill health, such as cancer.

The Supreme Court has now overturned an Appeal Court ruling that nine out of 10 "lead" cases had been brought too late to be heard.

Neil Sampson, a solicitor acting for the veterans, said the decision was "a significant step forward".

The Ministry of Defence maintains no "causal" link can be proved.

  • 28 Jul 2011
  • From the section UK
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