Nuclear waste train enters Germany

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Police have used water cannons against anti-nuclear protesters in northern Germany as a train carrying some 150 tonnes of reprocessed nuclear waste from France made its way to a nearby storage facility. Protesters lit flares in the woods near the town of Leitstade on Friday and set up roadblocks near the railway lines. Police in riot gear used water canons to move protesters, while an armoured personnel carrier was used to remove the roadblocks. German is reviewing its nuclear facilities following the disaster triggered in March by an earthquake and tsunami at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant. Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has said all the…

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