He said that the move certainly « plays to the crowd » and that the Greenpeace activists have more than once penetrated the territory of the Cattenom NPP in order to attract attention.
« Of course, this is a perfect illustration that nuclear power plants are unsafe. However, it will not affect the [French] government’s stance and it will not force Paris to abandon nuclear energy, » Lhomme said.He recalled that after the 9/11 attacks, France’s special services conducted an operation to « test » the level of protection of NPPs in the country.
At the time, a group of special agents had no difficulty penetrating the territory of nuclear facilities.
The information about the operation was leaked