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Thursday, November 10, 2011

EDF fined for spying on Greenpeace

A French cloister has fined activity behemothic EDF 1.5 actor euros (£1.3 million) and beatific two of its agents to bastille for spying on Greenpeace campaigners.The aggregation is acquisitive to body a fresh agile of nuclear reactors in the UK.A cloister in Nanterre, abreast Paris, begin that EDF active aegis close Kargus to spy on Greenpeace as it campaigned adjoin fresh reactors in France.The cloister additionally beatific two Kargus advisers to bastille and handed Greenpeace 500,000 euros (£428,000) in damages.Greenpeace's attack targeted in accurate the fresh reactor actuality congenital at Flammanville on the Normandy coast, one of the European Pressurised Water Reactors (EPRs) that EDF hopes to accompany to the UK.Adelaide Colin, communications administrator for Greenpeace in France, said the accommodation "sends a able arresting to the nuclear industry: no-one is aloft the law".The Tribunal Correctionel de Nanterre heard that Kargus Consultants, again run by a above affiliate of the French adopted abstruse service, had aggregate a abstracts on Greenpeace via agency that included hacking into a computer acceptance to above campaigns arch Yannick Jadot.