The Indre-et-Loire prefecture extends until July 15 the ban on drawing water or eating fruit and vegetables that have grown within a radius of 500 meters around the former Autocast Foundry, in Bléré . Residents of Bléré and Croix-en-Touraine are affected by this ban, which has been in effect since April 22. It had been decided after the discovery of soil pollution by lead and hydrocarbons, in particular.
We may discover that we let people poison themselves without any control, without anything at all – François, a resident of Bléré whose garden is 150 meters from the foundry
The prefecture has requested additional analyses, the results of which are still awaited. After having organized a first information meeting for local residents on May 12, the State services have scheduled another one to take place on July 6.