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German nuclear waste nears destination


10:45, November 29, 2011

BERLIN, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- A nuclear waste delivery was approaching its final destination in northern Germany on Monday after a five-day trip accompanied by sometimes violent clashes between police and protestors.

It may take 15 hours to unload the 11 compact containers from train onto the trucks, as the train arrived in the northern German town of Dannenberg shortly after 0400 GMT.

The shipment has yet to complete another 20 kilometers which is the last trip of its annual deliveries of recycled nuclear fuel from the French city of Le Havre.

The delivery met its fiercest ever protest this year, delaying transport so far to 109 hours. The demonstrators gathered in Dannenberg had outnumbered 23,000, while police amounted to 8,000.

These radioactive wastes had been produced in German reactors several years ago and then sent to France for reprocessing. Environmentalists with the Greenpeace said the levels of radioactivity in the containers were 44 times compared to that of Fukushima.

Berlin is committed to shut down all 17 of the country's reactors by the end of 2022, but it still receive repatriated waste it sent from other countries and has not determined for a final storage site.


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