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Safety fears, as unidentified drones fly over France’s nuclear reactors

safety-symbolWith concerns about terrorism ever-present, the fear that drones carrying explosive devices could potentially fly over such sites looms large. 

Drones Flying Over Nuclear Power Stations in France Raise Concerns Global Voices,  byAbdoulaye Bah Translated byDanielle Martineau  9 December 2014 

drone-near-nuclear-plantAt least 19 drones have been spotted in the past two months flying over nuclear power stations in France. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for conducting these flights. French electric utility company EDF says the drones pose no risk whatsoever to the plants’ equipment or operations, but many nationwide are still uneasy.

With 58 nuclear reactors spread out over 19 plants, France is the highest user of nuclear energy in Europe, and the second highest in the world, after the United States.

In a blog post published on the website Géneration NT,  Jérôme G. gives some insight into the matter:…….

Drones have successfully evaded all the power stations’ defenses. EDF also reports a number of drone overflights that differs from Greenpeace’s count. Pascal Riché, co-founder of rue89.nouvelobs.com, notes:

………… With concerns about terrorism ever-present, the fear that drones carrying explosive devices could potentially fly over such sites looms large…………EDF lists seven power plants that have been flown over :

  • Creys-Malville (Isère)
  • Gravelines (Nord)
  • Cattenom (Moselle)
  • Blayais (Gironde)
  • Bugey (Ain)
  • Chooz (Ardennes)
  • Nogent-sur-Seine (Aube)

Greenpeace reports that these three have also been involved:

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December 10, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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