Environmental activists in France managed to block a train carrying, what they have dubbed, the most radioactive shipment of nuclear waste in history.
But several hours after the protesters chained themselves to tracks near Caen station in northwestern France, the line was cleared.
The train has resumed its journey, transporting 123 tonnes of recycled nuclear material from a reprocessing plant in Normandy to a dump in northern Germany.
Exact details of the train’s route from Valognes to the town of Gorleben have been kept secret for security reasons.
French nuclear giant Areva has defended the safety of the operation, saying the amount of waste is around the same as in previous shipments.
Activists block "nuclear waste" train in France