Toxic Town: The Corby Poisoning

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Toxic Town: The Corby Poisoning
SBS  |  July 12, 2020

This is the untold story of Britain's worst foetal poisoning scandal since Thalidomide, when a group of ordinary mothers took on the establishment and won. Set in a post-industrial Northamptonshire town, the Corby Litigation Case was a landmark case with worldwide legal and medical ramifications - the first time ever that a court has recognised a link between airborne toxins and foetal development damage. At the heart of the story is a group of young mothers with children with hand and feet deformities fighting hard for answers, a ruthless local council, and tenacious human rights lawyer who took on a near-impossible 10-year battle. It is an astonishing fight for justice story often referred to as the 'British Erin Brockovich' case.

This is the untold story of Britain's worst foetal poisoning scandal since Thalidomide, when a group of ordinary mothers took on the establishment and won. Set in a post-industrial Northamptonshire town, the Corby Litigation Case was a landmark case with worldwide legal and medical ramifications - the first time ever that a court has recognised a link between airborne toxins and foetal development damage. At the heart of the story is a group of young mothers with children with hand and feet deformities fighting hard for answers, a ruthless local council, and tenacious human rights lawyer who took on a near-impossible 10-year battle. It is an astonishing fight for justice story often referred to as the 'British Erin Brockovich' case.

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