FUNDS NEEDED FOR LEGAL CASE AGAINST "JUSTIFICATION" OF NEW NUKES
Rory Walker, a community worker from Lancaster has been granted legal aid for a Judicial Review against the government's "justification" decision which is a preliminary stage of approval required by the EU Euratom Directive before a final decision can be taken to build more nuclear power stations.
A hearing will be held at the High Court in Leeds on May 12th to decide whether the challenge will proceed to a full judicial review hearing.
The case centres on whether the government should first have measured "health detriment" including radiation linked diseases being inflicted on people, especially children in the vicinity of nuclear power stations.
Although Rory has won legal aid for the case, the Legal Services Commission has made a requirement that £16,250 should be made by other citizens who would benefit, should the case be successful. Rory's solicitors, Irwin Mitchell are still arguing against this large amount but its becoming apparent that a large sum will need to be met.
If the contribution cannot be found Rory will lose his legal aid and the protection that gives should the case be lost.
The fighting fund now stands at £8000 - all through contributions by people who do not want their health and their children's health damaged from new nuclear build.
All contributions are needed however large or small.