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Despite regulations, drones continue to fly above France’s nuclear power stations

Greenpeace France 20th Sept 2017, Theoretically, in France, the overflight of nuclear power plants is subject
to very strict regulations. For certain sites, it is prohibited within a
five-kilometer and 1000-meter-high perimeter around the sites, and is
punishable by one year’s imprisonment and a fine of 75,000 euros.

This regulation has not however prevented dozens of overflights since 2013. And
this without ever the officials are found: the state and EDF seem unable to

Between September and November 2014 alone, more than 30 overflights
were recorded over 14 nuclear power plants operated by EDF. Some events are
more worrying than others: on 19 October 2014, four sites (Bugey,
Gravelines, Chooz, Nogent-sur-Seine) were flown simultaneously, suggesting
that this was a coordinated operation. In January 2015, two drones flew
over the Nogent-sur-Seine power plant, located less than 100 kilometers
from Paris.


September 23, 2017 - Posted by | France, safety

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