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'Dustbin' ship takes nuclear waste to Australia from France

The BBC Shanghai is delivering nuclear waste back to Australia after its reprocessing in France, but green groups have called for the shipment to be haltedA ship carrying 25 tonnes of reprocessed nuclear waste was steaming to Australia on Friday despite protests from activists about an “environmental disaster waiting to happen”. It was laden with radioactive waste from spent nuclear fuel that Australia sent to France for reprocessing in four shipments in the 1990s and early 2000s, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) said Friday. “The container will be placed on a nuclear-rated ship, brought to an Australian port, and trucked to Lucas Heights (nuclear facility) with an appropriate security operation,” ANSTO said in a statement.

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