Water Polluted with Bromate in a Town in Haute-Provence

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Pollution of bromate made improper consumption of water in the commune of Villeneuve in the Alpes de Haute-Provence.

Pollution of bromate, from a plant of Arkema chemicals group made undrinkable water from the commune of Villeneuve (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), we learned from corroborating sources.

“Analyzes of the water carried by the regional health agency on March 20th showed that it was unfit for human consumption due to the presence of bromate at levels above the permitted standard” , said the Prefecture of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in a statement.

Analyzes “helped to link the release of the Arkema plant in Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) and high levels of bromate,” says the Prefecture stating that distribution water bottles were introduced.

“The investigations have helped to pinpoint the source of the contamination in a workshop Arkema” , has indicated a site management. “Effluent was diverted that are stored in tanks on the site until a permanent solution is found” , she said adding that it was “the first time such an incident had place. “

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