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Weird News Bouches-du-Rhône: Early closure in sight for the Gardanne coal plant

21:30  09 september  2020
21:30  09 september  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Bouches - du - Rhône (Occitan: Bocas de Ròse, lit. "Mouths of the Rhône") is a department in the south of France named after the mouth of the Rhône River. It is the department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region with more people living in it.

Auriol (Occitan: Auriòu) is a commune situated in the Huveaune valley close to Roquevaire in the Bouches - du - Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Auriolais or Auriolaises.

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Fontvieille (Occitan: Fòntvielha) is a commune in the Bouches - du - Rhône department in southern France. The commune was created in 1790, out of the territory of Arles. The Occitan language poet Brémonde de Tarascon (1858–98) grew up on the Darbousille farm at Fontvieille, where she died.

Auriol (Occitan: Auriòu) is a French commune situated in the Huveaune valley close to Roquevaire in the Bouches - du - Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Auriolais or Auriolaises.

The management of Gazel Energie, a subsidiary of the EPH group owned by the Czech businessman Daniel Kretinsky, is "in a logic of early closure of the coal unit in Provence", this source told AFP, confirming partially information from the newspaper Les Echos . The latter specifies in its Wednesday edition that the Gardanne coal unit, whose activity is very disrupted by a long social conflict, should close "from the end of 2020".

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Rousset is a commune in the Bouches - du - Rhône department in southern France close to Aix-en-Provence. Although Rousset can be traced back to the Romans, the first written mention comes in a 1050 document, under the name of "Rosselun" or "roscetum rosetum".

Luynes is a village of the Bouches - du - Rhône département in southern France. It is located 4 km south of Aix-en-Provence at the intersection of the D7 and N8 roads. The village is perhaps best known for its prison and for its three international schools.

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PlanèteBouches-du-Rhône: Emmanuelle Wargon pretends to make progress on the future of the Gardanne coal plant Miscellaneous facts Bouches-du-Rhône: A CGT union representative from the Gardanne coal plant in custody

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