Greenpeace blocks nuclear waste transport

AP News
Posted: Jun 07, 2011 3:40 AM
Greenpeace blocks nuclear waste transport

Greenpeace activists say they are blocking a train carrying nuclear waste from a Dutch power station to a reprocessing plant in France.

Activist Ike Teuling says the environmental group has driven a truck across rail lines being used by a train transporting the waste from the Borselle nuclear power station in the southern Dutch province of Zeeland through Belgium to La Hague in northern France.

Teuling said four Greenpeace activists chained themselves to the truck being used in Tuesday morning's blockade.

EPZ, the company that operates the Borselle nuclear power plant, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.