Greenpeace Breaks Into French Nuclear Plant
More than 60 environmental activists of the non governmental organization Greenpeace entered a nuclear plantmanaged by the company EDF in Fessenheim, in eastern France, to protest the vulnerability of nuclear facilities.
Members of the Group hung a banner with the words ‘Stop jeopardizing Europe’.
Greenpeace appealed to European Governments to cut the use of nuclear energy.
The President of France, François Hollande, promised to close the plant by 2016 and reduce the dependence of his country of nuclear power as a source of electricity.
Greenpeace has a long history of irruptions in nuclear plants in France.
In July of last year, about 30 activists of the organisation were arrested after entering the EDF Tricastin plant in the South of the country.