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Outcry in France over nuclear waste shipment to Australia

radioactive trashflag-franceNuclear shipment bound for Australia sparks outcry, Splash 24/7 OCTOBER 16TH, 2015 A ship described by one French MP as a “dustbin” has set off from France to Australia carrying a controversial cargo of nuclear waste.

Greenpeace and French environmentalists had campaigned for the shipment to be stopped. However, French authorities said the BBC Shanghai (4,900 dwt, 2001 built) was in good condition and allowed it to go, carrying 25 tonnes of nuclear waste from Areva’s reprocessing plant in Beaumont-Hague, near the port of Cherbourg, from where the ship set sail on Thursday.

Shortly before the cargo ship set sail, French Green MP Denis Baupin tweeted (in French) that Areva was “using a dustbin ship to carry waste, without any serious inspection”………

October 16, 2015 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, wastes

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