France tightens nuclear security

2012-01-07 08:00
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Chinon - The interior minister is to beef up security around France's nuclear reactors a month after activists invaded a power plant in a media stunt that deeply embarrassed the government.

Claude Gueant says heightened security measures will include clearing brush to improve sight lines around the reactors, new cameras and gates, alarm systems and patrols by guard dogs and their handlers.

Visiting a nuclear plant along the Loire river on Friday, Gueant also announced that police will also be armed with taser-like stun guns in case of any future intrusions.

On Dec 5, nine Greenpeace activists slipped into a nuclear plant southeast of Paris - one of at least four near-simultaneous attempts to invade nuclear sites across France.

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