Near Segré, the Solairgies company is attacked for pollution

An investigation launched in the summer of 2021. It revealed abnormal levels of bentazone, a herbicide, which were measured in Oudon (Maine-et-Loire). A complaint was then filed and announced in a press release on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

Following an investigation, pollution of the Oudon river has been identified in the Segréen (Maine-et-Loire).

France nature environment and Saving Anjou announce, Tuesday, June 14, 2022have filed a complaint against the company Solairgies located in Combrée, delegated municipality ofShaded-d’Anjou (Maine-et-Loire).

A investigation jointly led byFrench Office for Biodiversity (OFB) and the Regional Directorate for the Environment, Planning and Housing (Dreal) reveals that the high concentration of a herbicide is due to the company’s activity Solargies.

“Since the summer of 2021 and for several months, a worrying concentration of bentazone has been detected in the waters of the river […] “, they warn.

“As this herbicide is considered harmful to aquatic organisms and has effective long-term effects, its presence in such proportions in aquatic environments can only degrade its quality. »

Where is that from ?

France nature environment and preservation of Anjou claim: the source of the pollution “comes from the site Solargiesspecialized in the treatment effluent and sludge in Combree.

They add that “the products at the origin of the pollution and the reasons explaining that they were rejected in the natural environments are currently unknown, as are the degrees of responsibility between the site operator and those who brought the waste in question to the site.

As explained Jean-Christophe Gavalletpresident of FNE Pays de la Loire “This complaint seeks to shed light on the precise sequence of circumstance leading to this Pollution so that it cannot reproduce. »

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It should be noted that locally, the company Solairgies is already in the eyes of the locals Due to bad smells…

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