United Kingdom: waste water dumped in the Channel outrages elected officials in France

United Kingdom: waste water dumped in the Channel outrages elected officials in France

Thibaud Hue, edited by Romain Rouillard

French municipalities, located by the sea facing England, protest against the evacuation in the Channel of several liters of untreated wastewater near the British coast and denounce an ecological nonsense. The subject has even been raised at the level of the European Parliament.

Brown, dirty water dumped by companies in the English Channel and the North Sea near the British coast. A situation that worries and outrages some elected officials in the north of France, especially those in towns located by the sea and therefore facing England.

Frédéric Cuvillier, the mayor of Boulogne sur Mer, denounces ecological nonsense: “We cannot take the sea as a spillway. We are a few steps from Great Britain. , this pollution, on the coast and there are no borders when it comes to maritime space. It is important that we can alert and demand from the British authorities that environmental quality is respected”.

Xavier Bertrand alerts the government on the subject

And the subject also alarms some elected officials on the bench of the European Parliament, such as Karima Delli, MEP for Europe Ecology The Greens: “It’s a scandal that will have a direct impact on biodiversity. It would be a real insult to European legislation and a also insults bathers, fishermen, territories and it is not acceptable”

Karima Delli, who calls on the European Union commissioner for the environment, the Lithuanian Virginius Sinkevicius, to take up the case and hopes, she says, that the French government will not turn a blind eye. The president of the Hauts-de-France region, Xavier Bertrand, also alerted the government to this subject. For its part, the European Commission says it will soon respond to complaints from some MEPs.

Reference: www.europe1.fr

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