Dredging and Dumping of Waste

Ils creusent, ils creusent les ports, les bassins, les chenaux, toujours plus profond pour les navires de charge, les paquebots, les voiliers de course toujours plus grands et ils rejettent en mer les boues polluées qui handicapent la biodiversité salée. Pourquoi tolérer en mer ces décharges alors que sur terre personne n’en voudrait dans une zone humide ? La sécurité maritime est mise en avant, la sécurité sanitaire est mise derrière. La liberté de naviguer est sacrée. Homme libre toujours tu saliras la mer.

(Français) Pour une nouvelle enquête publique sur le dragage et l’immersion des boues de la BSM

4 Jan 2011

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Protected Marine Areas at Risk from Dredging Muds

15 Nov 2010

Conferences, symposiums, chitchat and roundtables So far, Protected Marine Areas are large spaces in which everyone wants to protect what they hold most dearly, aka, their own interests, even when those are as murky as dredging muds. The road to bringing reason to the active minorities, who are often polluting the most, is still long.

La Rochelle is, in this regard, quite edifying. As part of the extension and deepening of the pleasure-boating port of Minimes – for the benefit of trimarans, catamarans and monohulls, 1 million m3 of radioactive sludge and other pollutants must be extracted from the access channel to the old port by October 2011, and these extractions will be scattered at sea around the Pertuis Charentais Natura 2000 site. This 456,000 hectare area is described as one of the most productive marine ecosystems within the French waters, and several endangered species such as sturgeon, shad, and porpoises reside there. It is also an important economic resource for the professional fishermen, who, thanks to diversified techniques, supply auction and regional markets. Oyster ponds on the islands of Ré and Marennes-Oléron are labeled as part of the Pertuis Charentais.

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(Français) Le fantôme de l’Erika plane sur la baie de la Baule

2 Oct 2009

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(Français) Dragage à Brest et arbres à Bréhat

25 Apr 2007

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(Français) Les vases sont elles compatibles avec la transparence ?

13 Mar 2007

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(Français) La sécurité s’envase à Port 2000

1 Mar 2007

(Français) La sécurité s’envase à Port 2000

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(Français) Ouverture d’une marina de déchets en rade de Cherbourg

8 Sep 2006

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(Français) Maersk est un fauteur d’eaux troubles

28 Aug 2006

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(Français) Demain, les Etats-Unis lancent un porte-avions sous-marin

16 May 2006

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Shipwreck of an aircraft carrier in the United States

3 May 2006

The 17th of May 2006, the US Navy will sink 27,000 tons of metal valued at 9.7 million US dollars* with the force of 24 charges of explosives. The Oriskany’s immersion constitutes the first stage of a program, created by the American administration in 2004, specifically designed for the underwater re-usage of surface ships as artificial reefs. This initial venture will take place in the Gulf of Mexico whose waters have been historically contaminated by hydrocarbons, heavy metals, and PCBs and more recently plagued by the effluents of Hurricane Katrina’s natural and industrial disaster in 2005. The hull of the ex-Oriskany contains more than 350 kg of residual PCBs as well as asbestos and toxic paint. Regional dive clubs welcome this ecological disaster. In the long run, the fish attracted by this new trash heap will be subjected to a toxicological follow-up determining whether or not they are harmless in the event of consumption by divers.

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