Greens protest French nuclear transport to Germany

14th October 2004, Comments 0 comments

LUENEBURG, Germany, Oct 14 (AFP) - Environmental campaigners said on Thursday they were planning to block a shipment of highly radioactive waste from France next month from reaching a storage dump in Germany.

LUENEBURG, Germany, Oct 14 (AFP) - Environmental campaigners said on Thursday they were planning to block a shipment of highly radioactive waste from France next month from reaching a storage dump in Germany.  

The train will leave the La Hague nuclear plant in northern France on November 6, will cross the French-German border on November 7 and is expected to reach the German town of Dannenberg 24 hours later.  

The 12 containers will then be loaded on to trucks to cover the last few kilometres to the Gorleben dump, said the X-Tausendmalquer (Many thousand times against) protest group.  

Anti-nuclear demonstrators will gather in Dannenberg on November 6 and stage a sit-in across a road in an attempt to stop the trucks reaching Gorleben.  

Police refused to confirm the date of the transport.   More than 12,000 police were deployed last year for similar convoys in one of the largest security operations of its kind ever mounted in Germany.  

Anti-nuclear and environmental campaigners say the shipments are dangerous and that the waste will contaminate the water table at Gorleben.  

Germany, which has no treatment facilities of its own, sends spent fuel rods for reprocessing at the La Hague plant before they are returned here for storage.

 

© AFP

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