German protesters to block nuke waste transport

AP News
Posted: Nov 28, 2011 3:59 AM
German protesters to block nuke waste transport

Protesters have braved overnight cold in northern Germany as they try to stop 11 containers of reprocessed nuclear waste from reaching a storage facility.

Workers transferred the containers early Monday from the train that brought them to Germany from France to trucks that are to bring them to their final storage place in Gorleben.

Thousands of protesters managed to delay the transport's arrival, chaining themselves to the railway tracks or otherwise blocking the route. Hundreds spent the night outside preparing to block the way when the convoy sets out.

Activists in Germany say the waste containers, and the temporary storage facility, are not safe.