Greenpeace drone, toy plane crash into French nuclear plant

Greenpeace drone, toy plane crash into French nuclear plant

Activists of the global non-governmental environmental organization "Greenpeace" explained his actions by a desire to prove that the building of nuclear power plants very vulnerable to external threats.

Greenpeace says the spent-fuel buildings have not been created to withstand outside attacks and are the most vulnerable part of French nuclear plants.

In this photo released by Greenpeace, a drone resembling the character Superman crashes into a wall of the nuclear power plant of Le Bugey, central, France, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. They targeted the center's spent-fuel swimming pool structure, which could hold the matching of a number of activator cores in concrete swimming pools outside the very enhanced activator structure.

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.

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

Greenpeace said the spent-fuel buildings were not created to withstand outside attacks and were the most vulnerable part of French nuclear plants.

'The presence of these drones had no impact on the security of the installations, ' EDF said, adding that it will file a police complaint.

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

EDF insists the spent-fuel pool buildings can withstand natural disasters and accidents.

This action comes after the intrusions of Greenpeace activists in the Cattenom (Moselle) power stations in October and Cruas (Ardèche) in November, which had the same objective of reporting flaws in the safety of the fuel pools.

The overflights of power plants by drones are part of the topics raised by the parliamentary commission of inquiry on the safety and security of nuclear facilities, whose highly anticipated report will be presented Thursday.

In February, a French court gave several Greenpeace activists suspended jail sentences while ordering the group to pay a fine and 50,000 euros ($58,300) in damages to EDF.

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