Mystery Drones Have Been Flying Over France’s Nuclear Power Plants

Mystery Drones Have Been Flying Over France’s Nuclear Power Plants

Le Monde reports that quadrotors of various shapes and sizes have been flying over some of France’s (numerous) nuclear power plants over the course of the past few weeks, causing mild alarm, embarrassment for the Air Force that’s supposed to police the air space and a judicial enquiry.

Greenpeace — which appears to be France’s primary suspect, given the group’s history with nuclear power in the country — has denied all involvement, but also

Hopefully, this isolated incident won’t cause an over-the-top kneejerk reaction like banning all amateur quadrotors from flying. But it does give one more fairly compelling entry in the pros column for increased regulation. [Le Monde via Ars Technica]