Fireworks set off at ‘vulnerable’ nuclear plant

The environmentalist organisation pronounced its campaigners breached two confidence barriers before environment off the fireworks next to a spent fuel pool where hot rods are stored after being used.

Yannick Rousselet, the conduct of Greenpeace’s anti-nuclear campaign, said: “Do we need to wait for a antagonistic attack on a nuclear plant before EDF gets out of denial?”

Police pronounced eight people were arrested following the intrusion, which has been described as “irresponsible”.

EDF, which operates the plant, pronounced the activists were a few tens of metres divided from nuclear installations but were stopped eight mins after entering the site in Cattenom, eastern France.

Oliver Lamarre, emissary conduct of the appetite giant’s nuclear swift in France, said: “Had they been ill-intentioned people, or had there been a doubt about that, things would have happened differently and within a opposite timeframe.”

Greenpeace activists set of a firework at the nuclear plant
The organisation explain they got within 100m of a pool of nuclear waste

Greenpeace is now campaigning for France to create special bunkers over its nuclear rubbish pools.

France has 58 nuclear reactors, with 63 spent fuel pools, while Belgium has two nuclear reactors.

A new Greenpeace report claimed many of France’s reactors were built before the arise of modern-day threats from terror groups such as Islamic State and al Qaeda.

In a statement, EDF pronounced its nuclear plants were “safe, scrupulously monitored and very good protected” and that it was constantly evaluating their insurgency to rapist acts or terrorism.

France now gets 75% of its electricity from nuclear power.

But President Emmanuel Macron has affianced to revoke the country’s faith on nuclear appetite and enhance renewable energy.

The French supervision is formulation to close a third of the country’s nuclear reactors by 2025.

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