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Greenpeace activists protest at EDF nuclear power site

View of fireworks in an action by Greenpeace activists at the Cattenom nuclear power site run by France's EDF to protest against security and health risks posed by nuclear power, in Cattenon

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PARIS (Reuters) – Greenpeace activists staged a brief protest on Thursday at the Cattenom nuclear power site run by France’s EDF to highlight what it said were security and health risks.

Greenpeace issued video footage on Thursday which showed several of their members arriving at the Cattenom site in northeast France and setting off firecrackers.

Local police said eight people had been quickly spotted and detained. EDF added there had been no impact on the safety of the Cattenom site and condemned the incursion by Greenpeace.

Police said they entered the site but EDF added that they had remained outside the main buildings and nuclear zone,

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