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Corby's clean-up legal bill is £1.6m

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Corby Borough Council has been ordered to pay families affected by the clean-up of former steelworks in the town an initial £1.6m to cover legal fees.

The council was found to be negligent over the work which may have led to birth defects in 16 children.

Last month, the children’s families won a High Court case against the council.

According to reports, the council is to meet next week to decide whether it should appeal against the judgement.

The 680-acre British Steel works in the Northamptonshire town closed in 1980 after which the buildings were demolished with waste removed to a nearby quarry.

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