Greenpeace sneaks aerial shots of French radioactive waste site




In theory, it is strictly forbidden to fly less than 3,900 feet over a site near the northern French town of La Hague that stores radioactive waste from nuclear energy facilities around the country and from Germany.


However, in late 2011, Greenpeace sent an aircraft flying over the site for several minutes, without any consequences. On Wednesday, the French branch of the organisation released the video filmed from this aircraft, along with a report detailing how French nuclear sites are vulnerable to plane crashes.


The report argues that were a plane to crash on a site like La Hague, whether on purpose or by accident, France could face a nuclear catastrophe.


Greenpeace’s video, below, details exactly where La Hague’s hundreds of tons of radioactive waste are stocked.