Old iron: birth defects litigation and the Corby steelworks’ reclamation (R. Lee)

Author

Robert Lee

Keywords

Birth defects; human health; breach of statutory duty; causation; contaminated land; environmental remediation; local authorities’ liabilities; negligence; public nuisance.

Abstract

Examines the Technology and Construction Court judgment in Corby Group Litigation v Corby DC concerning whether a local authority had exposed pregnant women, who subsequently had children with birth defects, to contaminated dust in the course of widespread land reclamation and were liable for negligence, public nuisance and breach of statutory duty. Considers issues of causation and looks at the conduct of the local authority’s land remediation efforts.

Citation

(2009) 25(4) Journal of Professional Negligence, 174-186.

Paper

Old iron: birth defects litigation and the Corby steelworks’ reclamation.