Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Investigation after drone flights on a petrochemical site – Le Figaro

drones flew over the site petrochemical LyondellBasell Fos-sur-Mer several times in July, the same firm under an arson of his tanks in Berre-L’Etang.

The petrochemical site LyondellBasell at Fos-sur-Mer (Bouches-du-Rhône) was flown by drones several times in July, pushing the floor Aix-en-Provence to investigate. The subject site is located about fifty kilometers from that of Berre-The Pond, where two tanks were hit by a double arson July 14 and belongs to the same company.

“The overflight a sector of a petrochemical site LyondellBasell drone flying object type was reported by staff of the site, “said the prosecutor of the Republic of Aix-en-Provence Dominique Moyal. One such overflights happened a week before the attack on the site Berre-Etang. “Overflights took place July 8 at 2:00 am, July 16 around 23:00 and yesterday evening (Tuesday, July 21 note) to 11:45 p.m.. One passage was observed at each of those dates, “said the prosecutor of Aix-en-Provence. Local police departments were alerted on 16 and 21 July and visited on the spot.

“As it is, no link is established between these overflights by drones and is currently investigating ongoing at the Research Section Paca following the fire of tanks petrochemical LyondellBasell Berre l’Etang site July 14, “says the judge. The area overflown “is a building in an area that is not operated for ten years.”

American multinational based in Fos-sur-Mer for his part said that “security has been strengthened to its highest level on both LyondellBasell sites in Fos-sur-Mer and Berre l’Etang. ” Faced with a potential new threat, the company “remains very vigilant.”


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