German nuclear waste shipment complete

Trucks carrying 123 tons of nuclear waste have finally reached a storage facility in northern Germany after police worked through the night to clear thousands of protesters blockading the roads.

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2010, 15:57 PM IST

Dannenberg: Trucks carrying 123 tons of nuclear waste have finally reached a storage facility in northern Germany after police worked through the night to clear thousands of protesters blockading the roads.
The trucks arrived Tuesday morning after the longest-ever transport of the reprocessed German atomic waste from France, thanks to massive demonstrations all along the route. The transport took 92 hours, well over the previous record of 79 hours in 2008.
The regular transport always prompts demonstrations but record numbers turned out this year after Chancellor Angela Merle`s decision to extend the life of Germany`s 17 nuclear plants by an average of 12 years breathed new life into the protest movement.

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