Greenpeace protests at nuclear dump plans

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Greenpeace has hung signs in 64 Dutch towns and cities warning of the dangers of underground nuclear waste storage. Economic Affairs Minister Maxime Verhagen is planning an underground repository for the radioactive waste from a new nuclear power plant, the environmental group claims.

Greenpeace is calling on the minister to reveal the possible location of such a dump. “If Mr Verhagen so much wants a second nuclear power plant, he should have the courage to say where the waste will be buried,” the group says.

A survey commissioned by Greenpeace in the eastern and southern provinces it claims are under consideration as nuclear dump locations, found that 73 percent of the public would strongly oppose nuclear waste storage in their region.

The campaign group has launched a spoof lottery website on which visitors can check their address to see if they’re eligible to “win a ton of nuclear waste in their backyard”.


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