by Russ McSpadden / Earth First! News
An unknown anti-nuclear group has taken credit for a July 12 act of sabotage that derailed a train transporting nuclear waste in the French city of Limoges. French police are currently conducting an investigation.
According to the regional newspaper Le Populaire du Centre, they received an email claiming responsibility. The paper also explained that a steel plate, known as a fishplate, was unbolted from the tracks, the track was lifted and the rail crossings were dislodged.
The derailment took place in the morning on a stretch of track used exclusively by nuclear giant Areva to transport nuclear waste.
The Areva train shot off the rails more than 200 ft. Neither of the two rail-workers aboard were injured.