now six weeks, the inhabitants of the village of Tautavel in the Pyrénées-Orientales, can not drink the tap water. As reported by France Info, the water still flows but is not used for nothing. This village close to a famous prehistoric site now lives at the rhythm of the comings and goings of agents of the metropolitan area of Perpignan come to refuel the village in bottles of mineral water. The plastic is piled up and the situation is stagnating. "Everything we cook, it is with bottled water. There is only the shower that one takes with the tap water, " says an inhabitant, according to which some rinse even the mineral water after the shower, by distrust of the water is doubtful that travels for weeks in their pipelines.
After analysis, the regional agency for health Occitania has detected traces of pesticides in a quantity greater than the allowed level. Found in the tap water of the village of neonicotinoids, banned since 2018, because it is too dangerous for bees, and fungicides used, according to France Info, in the vineyard. And in fact, a sixty winegrowers and winemakers are based in Tautavel. Some people show understanding, the growers facing a year particularly tough.
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A complaint against X
Ditto for the mayor of the village, Francis Alis, interviewed by France Info. "Ask everyone to be organic, I'm not sure that this is possible, consider it. The engineers to find molecules that are less harmful ! "For the moment, the situation remains out of control. A station interim water treatment is expected by August 15, leaving the inhabitants of the village without drinking water for more than two months in total. A new drilling is expected in three years, according to France Info, in order to draw a water that is less likely to be polluted. Several residents joined in an association have decided to lodge a complaint against X for poisoning.
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