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Families on Corby birth defect case

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Families who claim their children were born with defects caused by exposure to toxic waste in Northamptonshire have won their legal battle.

They sued Corby Borough Council, saying deformities to hands and feet were due to mothers being exposed to a "soup of toxic materials" between 1985 and 1999.

The council was found negligent over work to reclaim a steel plant.

Speaking after the victory, Des Collins, solicitor for the families, said it had been a painful ten years for the children involved in the case.

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