Thousands have demonstrated in Asco, Tarragona, against a planned nuclear waste storage near the town, shouting slogans calling for the resignation of the municipalities’ mayor, Rafael Vidal.

The president of the Generalitat, Jose Montilla has announced that he opposes the candidacy of Asco to hold the nuclear waste graveyard.

Citing that Catalunya generates more than 40 per cent of the nuclear energy that is produced in the whole of Spain, Montilla defended the “solidarity” between terroritories demanding that the site be located elsewhere in Spain.