AREVA Press release
AREVA / GROUP
December 19, 2012
It is with consternation that AREVA has learned of the violent attack suffered by Mrs. Maureen KEARNEY, Secretary of the European Works Council, at her home on December 17, 2012.
We are in contact with Mrs. KEARNEY's family in order to provide them with the group's full support and backing at this difficult time.
AREVA condemns this despicable act and hopes that the investigation that is now underway will make it possible to shed full light on the causes of this incident, identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
Furthermore, the Executive Board of AREVA, with the support of the Supervisory Board, announces its intention to take legal action against French daily newspaper Libération for its defamatory coverage of this matter in its issue of December 19, indicating by way of various shortcuts in reasoning and the drawing of dubious parallels that AREVA could have any sort of responsibility in an attack upon one of its own employees.