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Germany’s nuclear waste train delivery not the end of the issue

AUDIO Anti-Nuclear Sentiment Swells In Germany,  NPR, by Eric Westervelt November 10, 2010 German police cleared roadblocks and carried off anti-nuclear protesters Tuesday, making way for the delivery of a shipment of nuclear waste to a storage site in northern Germany.The protests are part of a resurgent anti-nuclear movement that has been enlivened by growing opposition to a plan to extend the life span of Germany’s 17 nuclear power plants.

Tuesday marked the final leg of a contentious, five-day journey for German nuclear waste that was reprocessed in France and sent back for storage. For the past few days, protesters have tried everything to block the train and trucks — from human chains to herds of sheep and farm tractors.

The annual shipment is always a protest magnet. But this year, there was even wider support as the trainload — which protesters dubbed “Chernobyl on wheels” — drew huge crowds shouting “shut the plants down.” Anti-Nuclear Sentiment Swells In Germany : NPR

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