CYLINDER CONTAINING NUCLEAR WASTE IS TRANSPORTED BY RAIL FROM
BARROW-IN-FURNESS TO SELLAFIELD.
A cylinder containing nuclear waste is transported by rail from
Barrow-In-Furness to Sellafield September 17, 2002. A flotilla of boats
led by the flagship Rainbow Warrior of the environmental group
Greenpeace circled Pacific Teal and her sister ship Pacific Pintail,
both carrying shipments of nuclear waste, as they arrived at their
destination after a controversial two-month journey from Japan.
Environmentalists and national governments from New Zealand to Ireland
feared the cargo of potentially weapons-usable MOX - mixed uranium and
plutonium oxide fuel - could prove an attractive booty to terrorists on
the high seas. REUTERS/Ian Hodgson