Claims that Areva sub-contractor Bouygues are responsible for safety violations at the construction site of the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor in Finland seem to have touched a nerve:

‘Claims of substandard welding at the construction site of Finland's third commercial nuclear reactor have led to a request for a police investigation. An engineer serving as deputy project chief for the construction company Bouygues feels that a current affairs programme on YLE TV-2 libelled his company with claims of substandard welding at the site.’

Given that Finnish nuclear watchdog STUK are due to report back later today after an extraordinary three-day inspection of the site, and in the light of further revelations this week, this ain’t an open and shut case. Watch this space.