US News Listen again to Justin Morin's report on Lafarge concrete pollution, 2020 Varenne Prize

09:20  10 march  2021
09:20  10 march  2021 Source:   europe1.fr

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Notre journaliste Justin Morin, qui officie au sein du service police-justice d'Europe 1, a remporté le prix Varenne 2020 catégorie © JACQUES DEMARTHON / AFP Our journalist Justin Morin, who works in the police-justice service of Europe 1, won the Varenne prize 2020 category "young journalist" for his report shot in Paris, where the cement manufacturer Lafarge voluntarily rejects its waste in the Seine.

The cement manufacturer Lafarge was caught in the act of environmental pollution, in the Bercy district in Paris, a stone's throw from the Ministry of the Economy. According to our information, one of its concrete plants located on the banks of the Seine deliberately rejects cement particles and plastic fiber rods directly into the river. The case was brought to justice.

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"The company is supposed to treat its waste"

The water that escapes from the tank could be mistaken for a stream of clear water, but it is actually a liquid mixture of cement particles and plastic rods, which flows continuously. "Clearly, it is voluntary. In these tanks, it is all the water and the remains of concrete produced during the day which returns to the trucks at the end of the day. Then, the company is supposed to treat its waste", explains Jacques Lemoine. , development agent of the Interdepartmental Federation for Fisheries and the Protection of the Aquatic Environment, at the microphone of Europe 1.

Except that here, the Lafarge company does not treat its waste, even though it is a legal obligation . "Not only does it not do it, but it allows itself to throw it back into the Seine voluntarily ...", continues Jacques Lemoine. It was his team who discovered a roughly drilled hole in the Lafarge plant's wastewater holding tank. He says he is disgusted and denounces an ecological scandal.

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A pollution that could have started several years ago

For the development agent, this has been going on for years, as evidenced by the layer of dried cement visible on the quays. According to the association, the spilled material suffocates fish and pollutes algae.

"It's even quite poignant because we will often hit the small artisans as soon as there is a small problem with the environment and there, we have a large group which totally has the means to do otherwise. and above all to recycle. These are materials that are totally recyclable but today, they throw this waste into the water, "laments John Bochaud, member of the team.

An investigation opened by the Paris prosecutor's office

Alerted, the French biodiversity office lodged a complaint. The Paris prosecutor's office announced that an investigation had already been opened since the French Biodiversity Office (OFB) noted on August 27 a "suspicion of pollution of the Seine by a public works company". The Minister of Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili indicated that inspectors from her ministry were going to go there and that those "responsible would be prosecuted".

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Contacted, Lafarge deplores "a completely exceptional incident beyond its control". The group claims to have been "the victim of an obviously deliberate deterioration of a waterproofing plate which resulted in a temporary flow of recycled water into the Seine." An act of vandalism for which the cement manufacturer will file a complaint. An argument that struggles to convince the two agents of the federal brigade in Paris. According to them, the first report made by fishermen dates back several years.

"No impact on water for human consumption", reassures ARS

On Wednesday, the Ile-de-France Regional Health Agency published a press release indicating "that no impact of the pollution reported has been reported on water for human consumption ". "The administrative authorities are carrying out all the necessary investigations in order to define the origin of this pollution", specifies the ARS, which affirms the Lafarge group site near Bercy had been inspected in early 2019, without any violations being noted.

Vinci convicted in a similar case

In April 2019, another group had been pinned for a similar case. This was a subsidiary of the Vinci group, the subject of a complaint for, again, deliberate discharges of cement into the waters of the Seine at Nanterre. The process was then similar: the cleaning water from the vats of the mixer trucks was poured into a large open pit, dug into the ground. The water laden with cement residues then flowed onto the bank, then into the Seine. The Vinci Construction group then recognized as an "involuntary flow" , before being sentenced last March to 50,000 euros in fine.

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