After the October 2021 complaint against EDF filed by a site executive, judicial information was opened against X.
An investigator from Tricastin's public health center will lead the investigation.
It refers to a dozen possible violations of the Penal Code or the Environmental Code. These facts run from the beginning 2017 to the end 2021.
This decision is a reflection of the seriousness and gravity of the facts that were denounced
"This decision, which is at the initiative of a public prosecutor, reflects how serious the facts denounced our client who had alerted him employer and warned Ministry of Ecology in vain," said the lawyers of launcher. Mes Vincent Brengarth, William Bourdon are both on alert. They believe that the opening of a judicial inquiry for such qualifications against a top economic operator constitutes an extraordinary decision. "It opens up the possibility for the courts to recognize the facts denounced, having caused our client, a whistleblower to go through a real ordeal over several years," added Mes Brengarth, and Bourdon.
EDF declined comment.
"Hugo", an executive from Tricastin power station (Drome), filed a simple complaint against EDF and his hierarchy in October 2021. He claimed that they had placarded him because he had denounced a "policy to conceal" security incidents in recent times.
Hugo joined EDF in 2004 and was appointed head of Tricastin service in September 2016. The engineer stated that there were several anomalies, such as the overpowering of reactor number. 1, in June 2017, or internal flooding on Unit 3 on August 29, 2018, would have not been reported to the Nuclear Safety Authority, ASN, or would have been done so as to "minimize these events".
ASN opened the door to the operation of the oldest reactors beyond 40 years. EDF was then ordered to do safety work.