Germans protest transportation of nuclear waste
March 3, 1997
Web posted at: 11:15 a.m. EST (1615 GMT)
WALHEIM, Germany (CNN) -- Thirty-thousand police officers
guarded the route taken by a
train carrying six containers of nuclear waste Monday as it left Walheim in southwest Germany bound for a nuclear waste storage facility 250 miles (460 km) north of Frankfurt.
Anti-nuclear protesters are suspected of having set off a pipe bomb on the tracks late Sunday, causing only minor damage. Other protesters blocked a highway and dug up the road that is the most likely route for trucks to transport the waste from a train stop in Dannenberg to the storage facility in Gorleban.
Most of the demonstrations, however, have been peaceful, and
officials say they will keep the truck route and train lines
clear as the nuclear waste containers go past.
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