Appeal bid over Kings Cliffe radioactive waste

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Image caption Campaigners against dumping radioactive waste in Kings Cliffe have taken their fight to the High Court

A campaign against the dumping of low-level radioactive waste in Northamptonshire has gone to the Court of Appeal in London.

It is the latest legal action by campaigners to stop Augean Plc from operating its waste plant near King's Cliffe.

If the appeal is successful the company may have to remove waste from the site.

Augean said that if the campaigners triumphed it would refer the decision to the secretary of state.

The legal fight began when Northampton County Council's decision to refuse Augean planning permission was overturned by a public inquiry.

In November 2011 campaigners mounted an appeal against the decision, but the judge rejected the case.

Now they have returned to the Court of Appeal to contest the decision.

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