The Court took a hard line against the Regional Directorate for Industry, Research and the Environment (Drire
), which "failed to adequately exercise its powers of control".
Almost 9,000 tonnes of fuel oil and waste from the sunken Prestige oil tanker recovered from beaches in Aquitaine have been incinerated in the Gironde, France, since oil began washing up on beaches at the beginning of January, according to a report from the Gironde Industry Directorate (DRIRE
) on April 25.
The local prefecture and the Direction regionale de l'industrie, de la recherche et de l'environnement (Drire
) insist that there were no negative consequences for the environment and that the situation posed no danger for local inhabitants.
The Alsace Regional Directorate for Industry, Research and the Environment (DRIRE
) has announced that official authorisation was received on January 8 for the restarting of the Fessenheim 1 nuclear reactor, shut down five months ago for maintenance work.