Greenpeace crashes Superman drone into nuclear power plant to expose facility's dangers

Greenpeace crash Superman-like drone into French nuclear plant

Greenpeace lobbyists flew a Superman-shaped drone right into the no-fly area around a French nuclear plant on Tuesday prior to collapsing it versus the structure to highlight the center's absence of safety and security.

While the drone was harmless, the group said its action showed how easy it was to fly it into the plant in France, a country which is heavily dependent on nuclear power.

The drone, piloted by among Greenpeace's protestors, banged right into the tower in Bugey nuclear plant, concerning 20 miles from the eastern city of Lyon, the team claimed in a video clip. Activists voluntarily smashed them against the wall of the spent fuel storage pool next to reactor 2.

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"This action again highlights the extreme vulnerability of this type of buildings, which contain the highest amount of radioactivity in nuclear plants", Greenpeace said. The drone crashed against the wall of the plant's spent-fuel pool building and plummeted to the ground like a kryptonite balloon.

Back in October Greenpeace activists broke in and managed to launch fireworks over EDF's Cattenom nuclear plant, despite security barriers.

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

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Greenpeace France spokesman Cyril Cornier told Le Parisien, in French, that the action itself did not pose any danger to the plant, its workers, or the public, but insisted that by crashing the flying device into the plant's "most fragile point", they had proven beyond any doubt that the security of the facility "is absolutely not assured".

A Greenpeace stunt exposes security gaps at a French nuclear energy plant.

These feats have actually stimulated a parliament examination right into nuclear protection, which results from exist on Thursday, Reuters reported. In February, a French court gave several Greenpeace activists suspended jail sentences while ordering the group to pay a fine and €50,000 in damages to EDF.

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