Greenpeace Crashes Superman-Shaped Drone Into Nuclear Plant to Prove Point

  • Greenpeace Crashes Superman-Shaped Drone Into Nuclear Plant to Prove Point

Greenpeace Crashes Superman-Shaped Drone Into Nuclear Plant to Prove Point

Greenpeace activists say they have crashed two remote-controlled aircraft — a drone and a tiny radio-controlled plane — into a French nuclear plant to highlight the lack of security around the facility.

"Spent-fuel pools must be turned into bunkers in order to make nuclear plants safer", said Yannick Rousselet, Greenpeace France's chief nuclear campaigner.

"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 says, according to a translation from the ABC.

"Tuesday, July 3, at 06H27, the teams at the Bugey nuclear power plant (Ain) detected the presence of two drones flying over the site.One of the two drones was intercepted on the ground by the gendarmerie forces. had no impact on the safety of the facilities", EDF said in a statement. Greenpeace After crossing the Rhone river, Superman piloted its way between reactors to finally crash on the wall of the spent fuel storage pool building, near the reactor n°2.

France produces concerning 75 percent of its electrical power from nuclear power in 19 nuclear websites run by the state-controlled EDF.

" 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.

Greenpeace has crashed a drone into a nuclear plant complex in France. EDF also claimed, "The fuel building is key for security, designed in particular to withstand natural or accidental damage". The company plans to file a complaint with the police.

The latest stunt follows a series of staged break-ins by Greenpeace activists in French nuclear plants.

Greenpeace's security breaches have sparked a parliamentary investigation into nuclear security, which is due to present its report on Thursday.

In February, a French court handed suspended jail sentences - along with fines to several Greenpeace activists.