Fatality fuels anti-nuclear protest

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

The death of an anti-nuclear protester, run over this weekend by a train carrying radioactive waste, has prompted new unease in France about the transportation of nuclear materials through the countryside.

Environmental campaigners say that the death of Sebastien Briat, 21, who had chained himself to the franrailway track in front of a train carrying 12 containers of radioactive waste, illustrated the dangers of this kind of transportation. Activists said the accident showed how difficult it was to guarantee the security of the cargo as it travelled along the nation's rail network.

Posted in | »