This video says about itself:
In 1985 the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior was bombed and sunk by the French DGSE in Auckland, New Zealand, as it prepared for another protest of nuclear testing in French military zones. One crew member, Fernando Pereira of Portugal, photographer, drowned on the sinking ship while attempting to recover his photographic equipment. Two members of DGSE were captured and sentenced, but eventually repatriated to France in a controversial affair.
There were 210 French nuclear tests from 1960 until 1996. 17 of them were done in the Algerian Sahara between 1960 and 1966, starting in the middle of the Algerian War (1954-1962). 193 were carried out in French Polynesia.
From British daily The Morning Star:
FRANCE: The government is offering compensation to thousands of people who developed health problems including leukaemia and other forms of cancer, as a result of nuclear tests that were conducted in Algeria and the south Pacific from 1960 to 1996.
Announcing a draft law on Tuesday that would allow for compensation on a case-by-case basis, French Defence Minister Herve Morin said that it is time for France to “be at peace with itself” and recognise the consequences of the tests.
Those cancer causing tests started in 1960. Many of the victims wil be already dead by now.
On February 13, 1960, France detonated a 70 kiloton nuclear bomb in the atmosphere over Algeria’s southern Sahara, not far from Mali and Mauritania: here.
French energy company executive charged with spying on Greenpeace: here.