Greenpeace crash ‘superman’ drone into nuclear facility

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In this photo released by Greenpeace, a drone resembling the character of Superman flies over the nuclear power plant of Le Bugey, central, France, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The environmental activist group says the drone was harmless but the action showed the lack of security in nuclear installations in France, which is heavily dependent on atomic power. (Nicolas Chauveau/Greenpeace via AP)

Greenpeace activists have crashed a drone into a French nuclear plant to highlight the lack of security around the facility.

The drone, which was decked out to resemble a tiny Superman, slammed into the tower in Bugey, about 20 miles from Lyon, according to a video released on Tuesday by Greenpeace.

The environmental activist group says the drone was harmless but the action showed the lack of security in nuclear installations in France, which is heavily dependent on atomic power.

Greenpeace is notorious for attention-grabbing stunts, which have included climbing the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro and scaling Big Ben in London.

The group has gone after France’s nuclear security before, and last week 19 activists were handed suspended prison sentences for breaking into another nuclear plant in November 2017.

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