Atom: Security allegations: Police search French nuclear power plant

In the course of investigations into allegedly disregarded safety regulations in the southern French nuclear power plant Tricastin, the police searched the nuclear power plant and offices of the nuclear supervisory authority.

Atom: Security allegations: Police search French nuclear power plant

In the course of investigations into allegedly disregarded safety regulations in the southern French nuclear power plant Tricastin, the police searched the nuclear power plant and offices of the nuclear supervisory authority. The power plant operator EDF confirmed the investigators' visit to the power plant at the end of September, during which documents were also handed over, as reported by the investigative news portal "Mediapart".

Following a report by a senior power plant employee, the judiciary has been investigating the allegation for several months that the scope and duration of an incident in 2018 was concealed from the nuclear supervisory authority. The operator had rejected the allegations in June.

The power plant employee had first turned to EDF and the nuclear supervisory authority (ASN) with his allegations. According to his own statements, he was not heard and was transferred from his post at the beginning of 2022. He then turned on the judiciary, which is now investigating, among other things, for endangerment, failure to report incidents and accidents and obstruction of controls for nuclear safety. The nuclear supervisory authority did not want to comment on the ongoing proceedings, wrote "Mediapart". The Tricastin nuclear power plant is one of the oldest French power plants and is located around 30 kilometers south of Montélimar.

Report Mediapart

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