Greenpeace asks court to halt nuclear waste shipment

Greenpeace has asked the Raad van State supreme court to stop the planned transportation of nuclear waste from the nuclear power plant Borssele in Zeeland to a site in France, news agency Novum reports.

French law forbids the storage of nuclear waste from other countries, according to Greenpeace.
Once transported, in March, the waste will be processed in France and the most radio-active part returned to the Netherlands. But Greenpeace says 95% of the waste will remain in France. ‘They say for use as reactor fuel but that only accounts for 12%,’ a spokesman said.
Greenpeace says Borssele is planning to send ten shipments of nuclear waste to France over the next three years.
Energy company Delta, which owns 50% of Borssele, has not yet commented.

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