JUSTICE
Criminal section of the French SUPREME COURT
            INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR NUCLEAR SAFETY
(Vienna 1994)
         
                                                                                                                                                                                               
                   
         
   

The Criminal section of the French Supreme Court cuts corners to the International Convention for Nuclear Safety

Paris, juin 2005

Tommaso Fronte, as part of his nuclear safety related job , has addressed gaps which he refused to conceal , affecting at least seven of the basic requirements of the International Convention for Nuclear Safety. After he reported the safety gaps according to the professional requirements , he was fired , denigrated and harassed. The ultimate in transgressions , he has been convicted by four rulings issued by the Criminal section of the French Supreme Court . These four rulings by an hand are solely against T. Fronte, the appraiser who has assessed the safety gaps, and by the other hand they support a network of complicities and complacencies which profits from damning practices internationally. Breaches of rules are perpetrated or tolerated at many levels of responsibility and cleared at the top by the Supreme Court . Under such conditions , the Convention for the Nuclear Safety is just a mask to create the illusion of the legality .





The safety gaps reported by Tommaso Fronte affect projects funded by the European Commission and internationally marketed equipment designed to the highest nuclear requirements. In France the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) has acknowledged the delivery of components without conforming safety files. Very dissuading sanctions have been inflicted solely to T. Fronte who adressed and reported the gaps. On the contrary those who supported or tolerated the transgressions have never been molested.

   
   
  INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR NUCLEAR SAFETY  
 
   
   

IAEA - Wien 20.09.1994

GENERAL RATIFICATION: 24.10.1996

 
   
 
                  Preamble  
                     
  CHAPTER 1. OBJECTIVES, DEFINITIONS AND SCOPE OF APPLICATION  
        ART.1 Objectives            
        ART.2  Definitions            
        ART.3 Scope of Application            
 
  CHAPTER II. OBLIGATIONS  
  A. - General Provisions  
        ART. 4 Implementing Measures            
        ART. 5 Reporting            
        ART. 6 Existing Nuclear Installations            
  B. - Legislation and Regulation  
        ART. 7 Legisltive and Regulatory framework            
        ART. 8 Regulatory Body            
        ART. 9 Responsibility of the Licence Holder            
                                                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Supreme Court cuts corners
 
                     
  C. - General Safety Considerations  
 
    ART. 10  Priority to Safety   
    ART. 11  Financial and Human Resources   
    ART. 12  Human Factors  
    ART. 13  Quality Assurance   
    ART. 14  Assessment and Verification of Safety  
 
      ART. 15 Radiation Protection  
      ART. 16 Emergency Preparedness  
  D. - Safety of Installations  
        ART. 17 Siting  
 
    ART. 18  Design and Construction  
    ART. 19  Operation  
 
 
 
 
  CHAPITRE III. MEETINGS OF THE CONTRACTING PARTIES  
                  ART. 20 Review meetings  
                  ART. 21 Timetable  
                  ART. 22 Procedural Arrengements  
                  ART. 23 Extraordinary meetings  
                  ART. 24 Attendance  
                  ART. 25 Summary Reports  
                  ART. 26 Languages  
                  ART. 27 Confidentiality  
                  ART. 28 Secretariat  
 
  CHAPITRE IV. FINAL CLAUSES AND OTHER PROVISIONS  
                  ART. 29 Resolution of Desagreements  
                  ART. 30 Signature, Ratification, Acceptance