Greenpeace Activists Crash “Superman” Drone into French Nuclear Power Plant (VIDEO)

Environmental organization Greenpeace announced that they crashed a Superman drone into the wall of a French nuclear site on Friday as a way to show that the facility has a lack of security.

A video posted by the group’s French affiliate on Facebook shows the drone flying above the facility in Bugey, before crashing into a wall and falling to the ground.

Superman survole et se crashe sur la centrale du Bugey

Superman a fait son grand retour ce matin ! Le super héros s'est offert une promenade au-dessus de la centrale nucléaire du Bugey (interdite de survol, mais visiblement mal protégée), avant de se crasher volontairement contre le mur d'un bâtiment lourdement chargé en radioactivité… sans aucune intervention de sécurité ! L'honneur de Superman est sauf : il s'agissait d'un drone, piloté par des militant-e-s non violents de Greenpeace. A aucun moment le drone n'a été intercepté ni même inquiété. Cette action a démontré encore une fois l'extrême vulnérabilité des installations nucléaires françaises, conçues pour la plupart dans les années 1970 et non préparées à des attaques extérieures.

Posted by Greenpeace France on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Greenpeace stated its activists were able to fly the drone into the nuclear site without any resistance. The drone was harmless but showed the lack of security at the facility.

“This action has once again demonstrated the extreme vulnerability of French nuclear installations, designed for the most part in the 1970s and unprepared for external attacks,” the post says, according to a translation from the ABC.

France generates most of its electricity from 19 nuclear plants across the country.

According to Reuters, EDF, the state-controlled company that operates the nuclear sites, said that it will file a police complaint

“The presence of these drones had no impact on the security of the installations,” the company said.

Because most of the nuclear plants in the U.S. were built 50 years ago as well, in some of them the security hasn’t been updated for modern-day unconventional attacks.

If authorities don’t do something about it it’s only a matter of time before some terrorist organization exploits that vulnerability.



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