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LThe high quality of water within the Seine continues to be being criticized. While Anne Hidalgo stated she would swim there after July 14, the river was nonetheless too polluted as of June 16. According to analyses, printed this Friday, June 21, the Seine was too polluted with regard to the factors to authorize triathlon and open water swimming occasions.

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“To date, the samples in the Seine do not correspond to the standards that we will have this summer”, commented throughout a press level the regional prefect Marc Guillaume, who stated he was “confident, with the Cojo [Comité d’organisation]on the holding of the tests at the end of July and beginning of August in the Seine”.

Quality degraded by climate situations

According to the weekly bulletin printed by the Paris city corridor and the Île-de-France prefecture, the unhealthy climate in France in current days explains concentrations nicely above the requirements of the 2 fecal micro organism to authorize competitions within the river.

“Water quality remains degraded due to an unfavorable hydrological and meteorological context: rain, high flow, little sunshine, temperatures below seasonal standards,” clarify the native authorities. “The high flow of the river, which does not promote good water quality, is the result of this very rainy weather,” in addition they recall.

READ ALSO Rats, catfish, pike… Who will Anne Hidalgo swim with within the Seine? According to the graphs posted on-line, the extent of focus of fecal E.Coli micro organism was better than 1,000 colony forming models (CFU)/100 ml, the brink utilized by the worldwide triathlon and open water swimming federations to authorize the holding exams, nearly daily from June 10 to 16.

It reached and even exceeded 5,000 models on June 11, 15 and 16. An enhance which “is explained by upstream discharges linked to rain”, in line with the city corridor and the prefecture.

Opening ceremony

Star of those Olympics, the Seine will host the opening ceremony in addition to the triathlon, swimming-marathon and paratriathlon occasions. But suspense stays over the holding of the Olympic occasions for the reason that “test events” of August 2023 which needed to be largely canceled as a result of inadequate water high quality.

READ ALSO Paris 2024 Olympic Games: perimeters, visitors… Paris reduce in two earlier than the opening ceremonyIn the occasion of intense precipitation, untreated water – a combination of rain and wastewater – could be launched into the river, a phenomenon that retention works inaugurated simply earlier than the Games are meant to forestall. Plan B consists of suspending the exams for just a few days, however not altering location.