Hundreds of French police swooped in at dawn to evict about 15 protesters living in treehouses at a site that is due to be developed to store nuclear waste deep under the earth. Two bulldozers accompanied around 500 gendarmes in body armour as they removed the men and women who have been occupying a zone in forest of Lejuc near the village of Bure. Other officers raided a nearby premises dubbed the “House of Resistance” and evicted about 30 protestors. The area is earmarked to be used to bury long-life nuclear waste from France’s nuclear power stations 500 metres under the ground. Planned exploratory drilling has not been possible because of protests by local groups and environmentalists.
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[Machine Translation] “Expulsion in Bure, it shows the true face of this government”. Charlotte Mijeon, Spokeswoman of the Network out of the nuclear, denounces the evacuation by force, Thursday morning, opponents of the project to bury nuclear waste Cigéo (Industrial Geological Storage Center) in Bure, in the Meuse. It aims to bury 500 meters underground some 85,000 m3 of nuclear waste most radioactive or very long life (they would be toxic more than 100,000 years) of the French fleet.
Liberation 22nd Feb 2018 read more »
[Machine Translation] Bure: burying nuclear waste, “it’s not my conception of civilization,” says Nicolas Hulot. The minister of ecology Nicolas Hulot, a time opposed to the project of burying the nuclear waste of Bure (Meuse), is embarrassed by the determination of his government.
Actu 22nd Feb 2018 read more »