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Greenpeace demonstrates over Cuenca province nuclear waste plant plans
20 September 2015 @ 11:41

GREENPEACE staged a protest in Madrid on Friday with cannisters set up in the central Puerta del Sol square imitating those containing radioactive waste.

This is the latest in a series of demonstrations by environmental groups and members of the public against central government plans to build a nuclear refuse storage warehouse in Villar de Cañas (Cuenca province).

Campaigners wanted to raise awareness of the dangers they say are involved in nuclear waste disposal plants, especially given that the toxic residue has to be transported by road, meaning if the vehicle is caught up in a crash, the outcome could be catastrophic.

The province of Cuenca, in the large central region of Castilla-La Mancha and halfway between Madrid and Valencia, which is on the east coast, is very sparsely populated, but Greenpeace says in addition to the dangers the plant would create for those living within a very wide radius of it, similar perils would affect towns and villages radioactive waste transport lorries travelled through.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com



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