Radiation exposure: Australian veterans of the nuclear tests are planning to begin their own lawsuit
* Audio: Veterans plan legal action over radiation exposure (The World Today)
After years of denials, British defence chiefs have reportedly admitted that some servicemen were exposed to deadly radiation during nuclear tests in Australia and the South Pacific in the 1950s.
The Sunday Mirror newspaper says the admission is in papers filed with the High Court in London by lawyers for the Ministry of Defence.
A class action by hundreds of British veterans is due to start next year.
And Australian veterans of the nuclear tests are planning to begin their own lawsuit if they do not get better treatment from the Australian Government.