Sellafield faces dump charges

A NUCLEAR firm is facing court action over allegedly dumping bags of radioactive waste at a landfill site.

Sellafield Limited is to be prosecuted by regulators after an investigation into allegations that the company sent and disposed of four bags of low-level radioactive waste at Lillyhall landfill site, in Workington, Cumbria, in 2010.

The company faces nine charges in all; eight brought by the Environment Agency and one charge brought by the Office for Nuclear Regulation.

Representatives of the firm and its lawyers are expected to appear at Workington Magistrates' Court today.

Cabin crew in trousers row

SOUTH Korea's human rights commission has recommended the country's second-largest airline allow its female cabin crew to wear trousers, adding weight to a union campaign to ease strict dress rules.

The commission's ruling represents a small victory for the 3,400 female flight attendants at Asiana Airlines, who are fighting to relax a dress code that ranges from how many hairpins they can wear to the length of their earrings.

Asiana said its skirt-only policy was meant to emphasise the company's brand of "high-class Korean beauty".

Leader of drug gang arrested

A notorious Colombian drug trafficker and gangster has been arrested after he entered Peru with a false passport.

General Raul Salazar says Jacinto Nicolas Fuentes German, also known as Don Leo, was detained in the affluent seaside Lima district of Miraflores with the help of Colombian police.

He identified Fuentes as head of the Urabenos criminal gang in Colombia's Bajo Cauca region.

Racers scale Empire State

TWO Australians have won the annual race to the top of the Empire State Building – or at least the 86th floor.

Aussies captured the top spots in the men's and women's races in New York, with Mark Bourne finishing in 10 minutes, 12 seconds, and Suzy Walsham triumphing in 12 minutes and 5 seconds.