Greenpeace crashes drone into nuke facility to make safety point

05 July, 2018, 19:23 | Author: Kelly Sanders
  • Greenpeace drone toy plane crash into French nuclear plant

It's fair to say that Greenpeace's security breaches at nuclear plants across France have had an impact.

The latest drone "attack" follows a series of Greenpeace stunts, which the environmental group claims have been staged to expose the weakness of French nuclear plants.

Greenpeace has carried out several actions aimed at highlighting the danger posed by French nuclear plants, which generate the bulk of the country's electricity needs.

"This action has once again demonstrated the extreme vulnerability of French nuclear installations, designed for the most part in the 1970s and unprepared for external attacks", the post read.

A Superman drone remotely controlled by Greenpeace activists crashes into a spent fuel storage building at a nuclear power plant in Bugey, France.

" This activity once more highlights the severe susceptability of this kind of structures, which include the highest possible quantity of radioactivity in nuclear plants", Greenpeace stated, inning accordance with Reuters.

According to company management, we are talking about two drones, one of which was intercepted by the gendarmerie.


These pools can hold the equivalent of several reactor cores, stored in concrete pools outside the highly reinforced reactor building.

Greenpeace has gone after France's nuclear security before in previous stunts.

The intrusion of the drones in the restricted airspace of the power plant is an offense under the code of defense and a complaint has been filed, leading to the opening of an investigation, it was reported.

Last October, Greenpeace France activists entered another of EDF's nuclear plants and set off fireworks.

After Greenpeace activists broke into another nuclear plant last November, the French government opened a parliamentary inquiry into nuclear safety and security.

In February, eight activists were sentenced to jail terms or fines after breaking into a plant and setting off fireworks a year ago.

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