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Nuclear train derails near Paris

Nuclear train derails near Paris
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A train carrying nuclear waste derailed on Monday night not far from the French capital.

The incident happened at a depot 10 km from Paris.

Firemen on the scene said there had been no risk of a leak but environmentalist groups have called for an end to the transportation of radioactive waste through urban areas.

About 4,000 freight wagons carrying radioactive or chemical waste pass through the station each year.