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Greenpeace disrupt 'nuclear' train journey

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Greenpeace disrupt 'nuclear' train journey


Geenpeace activists have been continuing their protest against a train carrying radioactive waste.

It set off from Normandy in France on Wednesday carrying reprocessed nuclear waste destined for a storage facility in the German town of Gorleben.

Seven activists chained themselves to the rails outside the town of Lüneburg.

“I am fine, with this action,” said one woman, “I want to express my protest. I hope that I will be able to stay here for a long time.”

Along the route, 10,000 police officers have been involved in securing its passage but they appear to be continually taken by surprise by protesters.

The train itself is due to end its journey in Dannenberg where, on Saturday, a large crowd of around 1,000 protesters staged a sit-in on the tracks.

This is the last shipment of 12 lots of radioactive waste to be sent for storage in Gorleben.

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