English: Nuclear power plant Fessenheim, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France Français : Centrale nucléaire de Fessenheim, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The nuclear power plant of Dampierre-en-Burly, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Nuclear power plant in Cattenom, France Deutsch: Kernkraftwerk in Cattenom, Frankreich Српски / Srpski: Нуклеарна електрана у Катеному, Француска (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Superphenix, Nuclear power plant of Creys-Malville, Isère, France. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This article published in the Japan Times is worrying. It’s worth a read. Check it out!
via French nuclear plant hit by another mystery drone flyover | The Japan Times.
Following Japan‘s nuclear accidents, Japan is probably more sensitive to risks in nuclear plants than most countries. It seems that France’s nuclear power stations are being targeted by a series of drones. So far, the French authorities are apparently in the dark as to the “who” and “why” questions.
With two thirds of her electricity from nuclear power, France is potentially at risk with all her eggs in one basket, especially with increasing global terrorism.
Once again, this is an example of an absence of robust, properly risk assessed energy strategy in Europe. The Energy Director at the European Commission has a large team dedicated to nuclear safety but I worry about their focus on risk assessment and strategy, given today’s changing context.