French nuclear waste train enters GermanyNovember 26th, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Nov 26 (IANS) A French train loaded with 150 tonnes of reprocessed nuclear waste crossed into Germany Friday, heading for a controversial radioactive waste storage facility in a small German town hundreds of kilometers away.
This was the last of 12 shipments of nuclear waste from French nuclear reactors to Gorleben in northeastern Germany in recent years, as the contract between the two sides are not expected to be extended after it expires this year.
Tens of thousands people are expected to demonstrate against the shipment in and around Gorleben, Xinhua reported.
Germany has decided to close its all 17 nuclear plants by 2022, marking Germany the first major industrial power abandoning such plants.
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