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At Gorleben nuclear waste dump, protests continue

The renewed protests come after demonstrators successfully delayed the shipment of nuclear waste to Gorleben from France last week by blocking road and rail routes on the way…..

Protests continue at Gorleben nuclear waste storage facility, Deutsche Welle | 14.11.2010 Demonstrations against the German government’s nuclear power policy continued as protesters marched near the Gorleben waste storage site.

But one provocative author came up with a racier way to block a nuclear power law.Several hundred protestors have gathered near the Gorleben nuclear waste storage facility in northern Germany on Sunday to demonstrate against plans to extend the periodHours after the shipment of nuclear waste arrived at Gorleben on Tuesday, the state government of Lower Saxony began exploring the possibility of using the former salt mine for longer-term nuclear waste storage.

The renewed protests come after demonstrators successfully delayed the shipment of nuclear waste to Gorleben from France last week by blocking road and rail routes on the way…..

Special forces of the French police have come under fire in Germany for taking aggressive action against some protestors in Germany. Photos published by German media show uniformed officers of the French CRS under direction of German federal police engaging protestors…..

According to an agreement signed in 2008 by several European countries, including France and Germany, police may not actively engage in law enforcement across an international border unless an emergency situation exists.

…. German President Christian Wulff has until the end of the year to decide whether to sign into law a proposal by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to push back the closure of Germany’s 17 nuclear power plants by an average of 12 years. The proposed law has been sent to his office without being voted on by the Bundesrat, Germany’s upper house of parliament that represents the German states…..

Protests continue at Gorleben nuclear waste storage facility | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 14.11.2010

November 15, 2010 - Posted by | general | , , , , , ,

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