[Italy-editorial] attivista francese incatenato e tranciato
diletta at autistici.org
Mon Nov 8 05:28:29 PST 2004
hektisch at riseup.net wrote:
> i francesi m'hanno detto di guardare indy uk e che se hanno ulteriori info
> ce le mandano.
questa e' la ftr di indyUK
adesso LA TRADUCO, semmai la buttiamo su cosi e la modifichaimo man mano
"A train carrying "Castors" of nuclear waste from France to Germany ran
over a protestor who had chained himself to the tracks, severing one of
his legs.Paramedics offered him emergency treatment and tried to get him
to surgery but he died before reaching hospital.
The 23-year-old lay down and chained himself to the track as the train
passed near the town of Avricourt, eastern France. The train was
carrying nuclear waste being sent back to Germany after reprocessing in
northern France and had already been delayed for two hours while police
cut free two other protesters who had chained themselves to a section of
Thousands of demonstrators have been gathering since the train set off
on Saturday from the La Hague reprocessing plant in Valognes,
north-western France, on its journey to the German town of Dannenberg.
From Dannenberg the trains' 12 containers - holding 175 metric tons of
atomic waste - are due to be shipped to a nearby dump at Gorleben, 12km
The French protests followed a protest by 10,000 people at the Gorleben
site in Saturday. Background to Castor protests.
the main stream press is saying
A 23-year old environmental activist paid the ultimate price for his
convictions on Sunday. Despite a large security operation, the young man
managed to chain himself to the railway tracks near Avricourt, in
protest of the latest transport of nuclear waste from a French
reprocessing plant in La Hague to a storage facility in Gorleben, Germany.
A spokeswoman for France's SNCF rail operator said the train's driver
noticed a group of people sitting on the tracks, and pulled the
emergency brake. "One of the people remained sitting, and his legs were
cut off and he has died," the spokeswoman said.
The French nuclear technology company, Cogema, said it regretted the
"dramatic accident." A company spokesman in Paris said Cogema Logistics
staff charged with overseeing the transport couldn't explain how the
accident had happened.
The train loaded with highly radioactive nuclear waste had been stopped
earlier on Sunday for two hours because of two demonstrators who had
chained themselves to the tracks. The Castor transport was originally
scheduled to arrive in Dannenberg, eastern Germany, on Sunday afternoon.
From Dannenberg, the containers are loaded onto trucks to be
transported to the storage facility in nearby Gorleben.
The citizens' initiative in the Dannenberg region, which helps to plan
protest action, said it was "shocked and disturbed" by news of the
deadly accident. Organizers said they would discuss what consequences
the news had for further planned protest action. Thousands of
demonstrators have been gathering in Dannenberg since Saturday. In past
years, the Castor transports saw violent clashes between anti-nuclear
activists and police. The environmental group Greenpeace has warned that
the Gorleben storage site is unsafe over the long term and risks
contaminating ground water. "
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