After 20 years of struggle against the burying of nuclear waste in Bure (France), the determination of activists is still growing.
In the year 2016, many strategies (legal actions, sabotage of the construction site, demonstrations…) were used to stop the destruction of the Bois Lejuc forest by ANDRA (national agency for disposal of nuclear waste). The wall illegally built by ANDRA in the summer of 2016 around the forest couldn’t resist our rage: we tore it down and our occupation has gone on for nearly 6 months.
2017 brings great challenges: stopping the massacre of the forest by ANDRA, contesting the sale of the Lejuc forest together with the inhabitants of the village, extending the occupation further in the woods, defending the twenty protected species recently discovered on the site, such as bats, reptiles and cats cohabiting with a population of boars, dears and owls, also endangered.
In 2018 ANDRA wants to get the final authorization to start to bury 99% of France’s most radioactive nuclear waste 500 meters deep in the region of Bure. This disastrous project is not only done with disregard to the environment, but was pushed forward thanks to financial compensations, green-washing propaganda, repression and intimidation of the local farmers.
ANDRA thought they could use their mafia style methods without any resistance from the population; they were deeply wrong. Today, the support for our struggle has no borders. From Notre-Dames-des-Landes to Pyhäjoki, Hambach and Gorleben, solidarity is getting stronger on a daily basis…
We invite you to join the struggle in Bure! During April, some activists from Bure will do an info tour across Germany so we can meet and share more details about our struggle.
Tour dates and locations:
16. April: Hambacher Forst, (Skillsharing Camp)
18. April: Bielefeld, Autonomes Jugendzentrum
20. April: Bremen, Altes Sportamt
24. April: Wendland, Gasthof Meuchefitz
26. April: Leipzig, Meuterei
28. April: Berlin, Wagenplatz Lohmühle
For more information, you can follow this page and @BUREsistance (Twitter) for English news, and visit vmc.camp for updates in French.
See you soon, here or elsewhere!