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French Authorities Investigate Drones Sighted Over Nuclear Reactors04:54

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Three young men have been arrested in France for the possession of an unmanned drone flying near a nuclear reactor.

French authorities have had their eyes on this issue after at least 15 drones have been spotted soaring over nuclear reactors in the country since October.

No one is quite sure what's going on, but police have been given the authority to shoot down the drones, according to reports.

The BBC's Lucy Williamson spoke with Here & Nows Jeremy Hobson about who these three men are and what they are charged with.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.


This segment aired on November 6, 2014.

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