There have been numerous unidentified drones flying over nuclear power plants in France the past few weeks, a phenomena the French government is actively investigating.
Many unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been spotted in the skies around seven different nuclear power plants between October 5th and October 20th.
While it has been determined the drones being used are the ones available to the general public, no one knows who is driving them and why there has been so much activity specifically around nuclear power plants lately.
Nuclear power is extremely important across France as it is responsible for 75 percent of the country’s electricity. Because of this, the country’s law strictly prohibits aircraft from flying lower than one kilometer over nuclear power plants, or within a five kilometer radius.
Currently, the drones do not present a threat but the French government is studying the situation closely to get to the bottom of the mystery.
French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the goal right now is “find out what these drones are and neutralize them.”