The council found liable for negligence relating to children’s disabilities caused by a steel works is to decide whether to appeal against the High Court ruling.
Corby Borough Council’s extraordinary full council meeting on Tuesday evening, which will be open to members of the public, will decide whether to appeal after 16 youngsters won their legal action against the council.
The youngsters blamed their mothers’ exposure to toxic materials before their birth for their disabilities, saying they were exposed to an “atmospheric soup of toxic materials”.
The Northamptonshire council denied it was negligent during the works at the plant between 1985 and 1999 and said that deformities affecting hands and feed were not linked between the removal of waste to a quarry north of the site.
Corby Borough Council was responsible for the reclamation of the former British Steel plant and was found liable at London`s High Court.