Thursday, November 10, 2011

Energy company EDF is fined 1.5 million euros for spying on activists

Energy company EDF is fined 1.5 million euros by a French court after being found guilty of spying on environmental group Greenpeace, as Science Correspondent Tom Clarke reports.Energy giant EDF hit by spying fine in Greenpeace espionage case
The espionage trial revealed that EDF had compiled a dossier on Greenpeace UK, which the environmental group said dated back to the period when the French company was moving into the British nuclear market.EDF owns and runs eight nuclear power stations in the UK.

Greenpeace said the lesson from the trial was that "no one is above the law", and urged countries like the UK not to work with the nuclear industry.
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