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German hits nuke power station with smoke bomb

The Local · 2 May 2012, 17:19

Published: 02 May 2012 17:19 GMT+02:00

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Greenpeace confirmed to The Local that the man who generated headlines around the world with the strike, was a German activist.

“Most Greenpeace actions are conducted by international teams,” said Thomas Breuer from Greenpeace Germany.

And he said the problem of vulnerability at the Bugey nuclear power station was just as valid in Germany as in France.

“The scenario made clear in the 9/11 attacks, of nuclear power stations potentially being attacked with hijacked planes, has not been addressed in France or in Germany. The only way to be sure they are safe is to shut them down.”

He said the French group had chosen the stunt now because of the presidential election currently underway in France. Socialist candidate Francois Hollande has said he would like to reduce France’s dependence on nuclear power, said Breuer.

“We have also shown up similar gaps in security in Germany, by climbing onto the roofs of nuclear power stations. Security is less than satisfactory, and there are still nine nuclear power stations operating in Germany.”

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German nuclear power stations are set to be closed down by 2022, in a decision made after the Japanese disaster at Fukushima last year.

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18:00 May 2, 2012 by Sayer
It could be worse. Gordon Duff, of Veterans Today is reporting that at least one 500KT H2 bomb is "stolen" and three more are "missing" from Bremerhaven. They just went walkabout! Those could generate the headline "Nuclear Bomb Causes Power Cuts, and Smoke!" Course, we might not be around to read them...
09:15 May 3, 2012 by catjones
There's a thin line here: what would the comments be had a sharpshooter killed the guy gliding from the sky or climbing on the roof?
09:50 May 3, 2012 by euan.dykes
One simply can't just shut down a reactor today, it will take years before the fuel has decade enough to transport it safely. So in the mean time the heat from the fuel might as well be used to produce electricity thus reducing the need to burn carbon fuels for industrial power needs. Greenpeace what more do you want?
11:08 May 3, 2012 by Anth2305
After 9/11 nothing that terrorists could achieve would surprise me, however given a choice, I would much rather an aircraft packed with high explosives land on a coal fired power station than a nuclear one.
16:10 May 3, 2012 by zeddriver
They should of shot him out of the sky. The bigger question is what's the point of green peaces opposition. After all, the alternative of nuke power is more hydrocarbon power. Wind,Solar,Biofuel. Not.

I saw a guy talking to Prof. Brian Cox about this very subject. The guy happens to own a wind power company. Even he admits the following. To replace the current demand for power would require the building of 5 nuke plants a week for the next 25 years. And 250 Sq meters of solar panels per second for the next 25 years, And 4 swimming pools of bio mass bacteria per second for the next 25 years, And 250 wind turbines per second for the next 25 years. So. I would ask the Green peace folks. What your alternative.
20:12 May 3, 2012 by Englishted
Here is a tip :

Don't try that stunt at the Olympics in London as rumour has it there will be anti-aircraft missiles on top of buildings .

Still he could make a nice firework display ,brief but nice.
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