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uno investigation opened for air pollution, endangering others and intoxication. This Friday, January 12, the Bordeaux public prosecutor’s workplace publicizes the opening of authorized investigations into the contamination of oysters from the Arcachon basin. The investigation was opened after the report of an environmental safety affiliation which judged that “many knew” that the oysters had been unfit for consumption since final November. As a reminder, the sale of Arcachon oysters has been prohibited since December 27.

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“An investigation is open and investigations are continuing,” indicated the prosecution the day after a criticism was filed in opposition to X, for air pollution, intoxication and endangering others, by an environmental safety affiliation. The Arcachon Basin Environmental Coordination estimates that “many knew” since November that the oysters had been contaminated.

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At least two different complaints already filed

In its criticism, the environmental affiliation calls into query the duty of the Syndicat intercommunal du bassin d’Arcachon liable for the wastewater sanitation community and rainwater administration. Indeed, the affiliation believes that overflows are recurrent throughout heavy rains. These result in poisonings which “could be avoided”. Still in keeping with Ceba, a “precautionary principle” ought to have been noticed “from November” by eradicating Arcachon oysters from the market.

On December 29, one other criticism was filed, focusing on Siba (Intercommunal Union of the Arcachon Basin) immediately, by the Association for the Defense of the Waters of the Arcachon Basin (Adeba) created by oyster farmers. Its president Thierry Lafon, former boss of the Arcachon Aquitaine regional shellfish farming committee and oyster farmer himself, additionally filed a person criticism.