Google Maps has captured a location in France that seems to be out of the ordinary. Rather than showing the place in detail – as is usual on Google Earth, something is unusual. A large swathe of land has been completely blurred so it cannot be seen by internet browsers. Rather than being able to identify the buildings below, viewers just see an area of pixelated territory.
So why has Google Earth decided to prevent users from looking at this place in south-east France?
The blurred location is in fact home to a nuclear power plant – it’s the Marcoule Nuclear Site.
The nuclear facility was…