This article concerned with the nuclear consequences in Britain in the 1950s. In the 1950s there were many nuclear tests and now 1000 servicemen blame the Ministry of Defense for their health problems. All these servicemen now want to open a case against the Ministry of Defense. Britain’s atomic test veterans gave their permission to sue for compensation. In the 1950s there were programmes in Australian Mainland, Monte Bello Islands and Christmas Islands. Since the hearing at London’s High Court in January seven people have died. Evidence shows that the men who took part in these programmes are now very ill and most of them have teminally illnesses such as cancer or skin defects, etcetera.
I think it is very good of these veterans to open a case against the Ministry of Defense and to sue them. Why did they not gave those men extra protection during these tests. Everybody knows that everything that has got to do with nuclear energy is just too dangerous. Well, and these men are the living proof of it. Now we can hear that all of them have got serious diseases and most of them are terminally ill. They have cancer, skin defects or other bad diseases. I feel sorry for them. So it is good for the government to be sued and to take responsibility. I think they owe that to these people. This is not the way how to treat people. They are people, human beings, they are not guinea pigs.