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Auto Shows Haute-Savoie: 500 liters of hydrocarbons accidentally discharged into Lake Geneva

15:30  13 october  2021
15:30  13 october  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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An anti-pollution dam was installed to prevent the propagation of the pollutant

Un pêcheur sur le lac Léman. © Roman Doucelin / SIPA a fisherman on Lake Geneva. Catastrophe - An anti-pollution dam has been installed to prevent the propagation of the pollutant

is a drama for the environment . On Monday, Lake Geneva was touched by a large spill of hydrocarbons. Nearly 500 liters of diesel are poured into the rainwater network of Evian-les-Bains, Haute-Savoie . The relief was alerted around 15 hours while the pollution had already begun to spread in the lake waters, reports France 3 Auvergne Rhône-Alpes .

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The firefighters of Haute-Savoie and the nautical brigade of the gendarmerie intervened on the premises. To limit the risks of pollution, an anti-pollution dam was installed on the lake around 16 hours, adds France blue country of Savoy . The sector will be monitored for several days, time to rule out a long-term pollution risk. This spill would be accidental.

According to firefighters, it would come from the leak of a tank within a company, located about 600 meters from the lake, indicates the released Dauphiné . A retention tray had been installed on the company's website, but it could not prevent hydrocarbons from flowing through the pipelines of the city, then in Lake Geneva. The tank was drained this Tuesday.

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