Regina v Environmental Agency, ex parte Marchiori and Another: QBD 12 Apr 2001

The Agency had granted licences for the disposal of nuclear waste from military sites by a private company. Such disposals were not governed by the Euratom Treaty, which dealt with civil wastes only. The matter was generated in the course of the Trident nuclear weapons programme, the legality of which under international law, which the Environment Agency had properly considered to be outwith its jurisdiction. The later confirmation by the Food Standards Agency of the licence remedied the defect as regards the need for its approval at the time.


Gazette 12-Apr-2001


Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (Nov 1990), Environment Act 1995 16(4A)(b)


England and Wales

European, Environment, Administrative

Updated: 05 June 2022; Ref: scu.88445