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Protesters cause chaos to nuclear waste train trip

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Protesters cause chaos to nuclear waste train trip


Anti-nuclear activists say they have successfully re-routed a highly radioactive train travelling from France to Germany.

The exact itinerary of the convoy remains top secret, but the latest declaration by demonstrators came after some managed to cuff themselves to tracks near the north-western French city of Caen.

Despite, temporarily halting the atomic waste shipment they were eventually cleared by police. However, the environmental protesters have vowed to make life as difficult as possible for authorities as the controversial load continues its journey from Valognes in French Normandy to the northern German town of Gorleben.

The train has been nicknamed ‘Chernobyl on wheels’ because of the 123 tonnes of reprocessed nuclear waste fuel.

In Germany, thousands of people have already started gathering in what is expected to be the country’s biggest anti-nuclear demonstration in years. Some 20,000 riot police are on stand-by with anger over Berlin’s recent decision to extend Germany’s nuclear plants’ still raw.

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