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'Deficient' nuclear waste ship sails for Australia from France

Source: The Times of India, Date: October , 2015

A ship carrying 25 tonnes of reprocessed nuclear waste sailed from France for Australia on Thursday despite protests from environmental campaigners concerned about "deficiencies" in the vessel. The BBC Shanghai left the northern French port of Cherbourg after approval from local officials, who carried out an inspection on Wednesday, and was due to reach Port Kembla, south of Sydney, on November 27. The ship is carrying radioactive waste from spent nuclear fuel that was sent to France for reprocessing from Australia in four shipments in the 1990s and early 2000s, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) said.

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