Haute-Loire. Pollution of the Sénouire: judicial process initiated

On Saturday, water pollution forced the Haute-Loire prefecture to ban the consumption of fish from Sénouire. Firefighters, state services, gendarmerie and environmental police (OFB) mobilized during the weekend on this river in Brivadois. According to the prefecture, a company located in Salzuit is the source of contamination of the waterway.

“An accidental release of products dangerous to aquatic organisms”

“It would occur after a technical failure at the site on Friday, March 19, during the emptying of a wood treatment tank that caused an accidental release of products dangerous to aquatic organisms. “

Legal proceedings have been started and the Regional Directorate for the Environment, Planning and Housing (DREAL) launched an inspection on Monday to clarify the causes of this rejection and take the necessary measures.

Since Saturday, the source of contamination is under control.