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Environmentalists Protest Nuclear Waste

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RALEIGH — Don't want nuclear waste passing through yourneighborhood? Well, it could happen soon. That's why environmentalistscarried a mock-nuclear waste cask to the legislative building Thursday towarn people of that possibility.

A convoy carrying the real thing will travel through North Carolinasometime next week. The waste is being sent to a South Carolina facilityfrom a decommissioned nuclear plant in Massachusetts.

Activists say the highway shipments pose a threat to the public, butthe manufacturer says the casks have undergone major crash tests and haveyet to spring a leak.

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