Nov 5, 2014 3:44 PM

3 men with drone near French nuke site arrested

The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) Three men in their 20s have been arrested in possession of a drone near a French nuclear reactor, the first such arrests since a spate of mysterious drone overflights of reactors began in early October.

There have been at least 15 sightings of drones over nuclear reactors around France, raising security concerns in a country heavily dependent on atomic energy for electricity. The zone around nuclear plants is off limits.

The National Gendarmerie said the men were being questioned after being found with a drone Wednesday afternoon near the Belleville-sur-Loire reactor in the Cher region south of Paris.

It didn't immediately provide more details.

The drones unmanned aircraft that overflew nuclear plants ranged from very small to one spanning two meters (six feet).


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