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Protest-hit 'Nuclear train' enters Germany

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Protest-hit 'Nuclear train' enters Germany


A train carrying radioactive nuclear waste has resumed its journey to a storage site in Germany, after crossing the French border.

Anti-nuclear protesters in France clashed with police when the train left Valognes on Wednesday, carrying 11 containers of reprocessed waste to Gorleben.

Thursday’s stop in Remilly was planned, according to nuclear giant Areva. Activists denounced the move, saying it put an urban area at risk.

Today more confrontation looks likely in Germany where clashes erupted ahead of the train’s arrival.

The waste, from German plants, is the last of 12 such shipments to be returned after treatment in France. Germany, which is phasing out its nuclear power plants, has now stopped sending waste for reprocessing.

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