France: Police battle protesters over nuclear waste storage plans

Police used tear gas during clashes with anti-nuclear protesters at a waste site in northeastern France on Saturday.

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    Police in France have used tear gas on environmentalists protesting against plans to store nuclear waste near a town in the northeast. 

    The two groups clashed in a field near the proposed site.

    Protesters are upset by plans to place nuclear waste 500 metres below the ground.

    Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Lorraine.


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