Authorities in France on Thursday announced the launch of an investigation into a series of mysterious drones that have been sighted flying over a number of the nation’s nuclear power facilities.
Unmanned aircraft have been documented flying over seven separate facilities operated by the state-owned nuclear power company EDF between Oct. 5 and Oct. 20, according to company officials.
“There’s a judicial investigation under way, measures are being taken to know what these drones are and neutralize them,” said Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on a French news station on Thursday.
Though some fingers first pointed at the anti-nuclear group Greenpeace, which has heavily criticized France’s reliance on nuclear energy and staged provocative protests at some of the nation’s plants in order to highlight their vulnerability to sabotage or attack, the group on Thursday said they have nothing to do with the recent drone activity.
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