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Nuclear research facilities named as no-drone zones

FAA names seven nuclear research labs as no-drone zones  Drones are now prohibited from flying within 400 feet of the facilities.Engadget  Mariella Moon@mariella_moon  20 Dec 17  The FAA has granted DOE’s request to make seven of its facilities no-drone zones — and they’re all nuclear research laboratories. Starting on December 29th, you can no longer fly your UAVs within 400 feet of Hanford Site in Franklin County Washington, Pantex Site in Panhandle Texas, Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, Idaho National Laboratory, Savannah River National Laboratory in Aiken South Carolina, Y-12 National Security Site in Oak Ridge Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Some of them are no longer operational — the Hanford site where plutonium was produced for the nuclear bomb detonated over Nagasaki, for instance, is now mostly decommissioned — but some are still active……

December 20, 2017 - Posted by | safety, USA

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