Twenty four years after the deadly attack by the French secret services against Greenpeace's flagship the Rainbow Warrior it seems France and its nuclear industry is once again caught up in a major scandal involving Greenpeace.
A week ago the French media reported that the largely state-owned French electricity company EDF has been caught spying on Greenpeace France. Two senior EDF officials have been indicted in a French court. Now investigators are looking into "fraudulent intrusion" into the computers of nuclear campaigners in the Greenpeace office in Paris.
Pierre FranÃ§ois, one of the indicted men, was according to Mediapart the man who led the spying cell and the one responsible for developing EDFâ€™s intelligence activities to undermine campaigns of anti-nuclear activism. FranÃ§ois and his spies have apparently infiltrated several anti-nuclear groups in France and reportedly sometimes with the blessing of the French secret services.