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French anti-nuclear protesters clash with police via CBC News

Riot police have used tear gas on hundreds of nuclear protesters in northern France trying to head off the departure of a train carrying recycled uranium to Germany.

Some 300 protesters clashed with police on Wednesday in fields in the village of Lieusaint, outside Valognes, site of the rail depot where the train loaded with the uranium treated by Areva was expected to depart.

It was not immediately clear if there were injuries from the clashes, and it was not known when the train was to begin its journey to the German town of Gorleben.

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