Britain's 1950s nuclear test servicemen win right to sue MoD for compensation





Veterans contaminated during atomic tests more than 50 years ago will be able to sue the Government, the High Court said yesterday.

In a landmark ruling, Mr Justice Foskett said ten test cases could go to full trial, paving the way for claims of up to £100million.

The ageing survivors are demanding the Ministry of Defence reaches a settlement before they die.

A total of 1,011 blame their ill-health, including cancer, skin defects and fertility problems, on involvement in Britain's 1950s nuclear tests in Australia, the Monte Bello islands and Christmas Island.



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