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Nuclear waste train brought to a stop

Morning Star | 24 November 2011

Militant anti-nuclear activists forced French authorities to halt a trainload of reprocessed nuclear waste near the German border today.

The train, en route from a nuclear waste processing site on the English Channel to a storage site in northern Germany, ground to a halt at Remilly junction.

Nuclear privateer Areva, French state rail firm SNCF and police are now deciding how to get the radioactive waste to its destination, given that thousands of activists are expected to try to stop it once it crosses the border.

The train loaded with uranium has been harassed by hundreds of activists since it set off from a depot in Valognes on Wednesday.

Riot police confronted 300 protesters in fields in Lieusaint village outside Valognes and fired tear gas at people waving banners reading: “Stop this radioactive train.”

It was not immediately clear if there were injuries.

November 24, 2011 - Posted by | Environmentalism, Nuclear Power, Solidarity and Activism

1 Comment

  1. They are going to process this nuclear waste and the military will drop it on brown people to get rid of it. Soon the entire planet is contaminated
    and we will die of a slow death one by one. Keep watching ”Dancing with the Stars” until we all dance no more!

    Comment by B.Benhamid | November 24, 2011


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