Major north-west France airport project scrapped

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The French government has announced that a five-decade plan to build a major airport hub at Notre-Dames-des-Landes, close to Nantes in north-west France has been abandoned after fierce opposition by environmentalists.

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France’s government said Wednesday it was shelving plans to build a new airport in the west of the country, ending a dispute that has prompted nearly a decade of sometimes violent protests, reports FRANCE 24.