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Nuclear waste train trundles home

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Nuclear waste train trundles home


A controversial rail consignment of nuclear waste headed for Germany through France has continued on its way without further interruptions from environmentalists.

The highly radioactive material originates from German nuclear plants but has been processed at La Hague in northwest France.

Before it even started its return journey near Valognes for its destination of Gorleben, hundreds of protesters tried to occupy the railway tracks.

Clashes with police followed and six people were arrested. Demonstrators believe the waste is too dangerous to be transported by rail.This latest journey marked the last of 12 shipments of treated nuclear waste sent in recent years between the two countries.

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