posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 02:04 PM
And it continues...
French authorities said on Friday they had detected drones over two nuclear power plants, the latest in a baffling series of incidents across the
A spokesman for security forces said: “Drone-type machines overflew two nuclear plants during the night. They were detected by police in charge of
protecting the plants and staff.”
“These machines were not neutralised because they did not represent a direct threat” to the nuclear facilities, the spokesman added.
National energy company EDF said on Wednesday it had identified seven drones flying over its plants this month and had filed a complaint with the
A spokeswoman for EDF confirmed the latest incident, which she said happened around 9pm local time over plants at Penly in northern France and Golfech
in the southwest.
An enquiry has been launched, with a source close to the probe saying they were trying to find the pilot of the remote-controlled drones.
The drone flights have sparked questions over the security of nuclear plants in France. The country relies heavily on nuclear energy for
The interior ministry has stressed that a drone does not pose any concern for the plants which are “designed to withstand a strong earthquake or an
airliner crashing into it”.
It is against French law to fly within a five-kilometre (three-mile) radius of a nuclear plant. Those breaking this law are liable to one year in
prison and a fine of €75,000 (£59,000).