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Les strates de l’industrialisation et la désindustrialisation ont superposé dans les sols et sous-sols terrestres et aquatiques des couches de pollutions et greffé dans le paysage et la géologie des bâtiments pollués, des amas de stériles, des fûts et des cuves qui libèrent au fur et à mesure de leur exposition aux intempéries et de la corrosion des résidus et poussières toxiques. L’empreinte écologique de ces ex-activités a une tendance naturelle à s’effacer de la mémoire collective et administrative. Gare à l’oubli et aux reconversions hâtives des friches industrielles et des stations-service.

(Français) Le parvis manqué

18 May 2021

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Press releases from Robin des Bois following the fire of Notre-Dame de Paris

18 May 2021

Press releases from Robin des Bois following the fire of Notre-Dame de Paris

Ile de la Cité : a new polluted site in Paris (press release n°1), April 19, 2019
Letters sent to different ministers and state services, plus AirParif, April 23, 2019
Our Lead-y Notre Dame (press release n°2), April 29, 2019
Paris lead(er) instead of Paris-Plage (press release n°3), August 5, 2019
Notre-Dame, press release n°4, August 14, 2019
Notre-Dame, press release n°5, August 26, 2019
All the roads lead to school (press release n°6), August 27, 2019
Notre-Dame de Paris, press release n°7, August 30, 2019
The scandal of the special needs education school Jacques Prévert on the rue du Pont de Lodi, Paris 6th district (press release n°8), September 2, 2019
The lead makes itself at home (press release n°9), September 4, 2019
Notre-Dame de Paris, a lead blast (press release n°10), October 18, 2019
Le boulet du plomb (press release n°11, only in French), 7 février 2020
Un an après, Notre-Dame de Paris ne renaît pas de ses cendres (press release n°12, only in French), 15 avril 2020
Le péché du plomb (press release n°13, only in French), 2 juin 2020
Incendies de cathédrales (press release n°14, only in French), 18 juillet 2020
Les sans-chênes (press release n°15, only in French), 18 mars 2021

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(Français) Nouvel incendie d’entrepôt à Aubervilliers (93)

16 Apr 2021

(Français) Nouvel incendie d’entrepôt à Aubervilliers (93)

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(Français) Charlie Hebdo et Robin des Bois

9 Sep 2020

(Français) Charlie Hebdo et Robin des Bois

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(Français) Incendies de cathédrales

18 Jul 2020

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(Français) Le péché du plomb

2 Jun 2020

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(Français) Un an après, Notre-Dame de Paris ne renaît pas de ses cendres

15 Apr 2020

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(Français) Le boulet du plomb

7 Feb 2020

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(Français) Ubu TEX

5 Nov 2019

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Notre-Dame de Paris, a lead blast

18 Oct 2019

Notre-Dame de Paris
Press release n°10

September 2017. The Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles (DRAC, Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs) carries out a test campaign in Paris to assess the distribution of lead dust in the streets near historical monuments. This campaign proves that the Ministry of Culture was aware of the risks of lead dust emission and dispersal around historical monuments since at least 2017. This dissemination is caused by erosion, wear of the lead foils and other lead decorations and coatings on the inside and outside structure of the historic monuments. All 20 Parisian districts were included. 64 samples are lower than 1000 µg/m2 (or 1 mg), 27 go from 1000 to 3000 µg/m2, 6 from 3000 to 5000 µg/m2. Five go over a 5000 µg/m2 limit with a maximum of 21,175 µg/m2 near the Père Lachaise cemetery. It emerges from the statistical analysis of these results that the majority of Parisian streets were not contaminated by lead dust over the 1000 µg/m2 threshold before the Notre-Dame fire. This 1000 µg/m2 threshold taken as a reference by the study was set by the May 12, 2009 decree regarding the inspection of works with lead. The latter value must be respected when checking at the end of emergency work to eliminate the risk of lead exposure in a living area. The samples came from sites polluted by the lead from monuments as well from the urban heating system and the print of ancient metallurgic workshops and combustion from tetraethyl lead fuel. Despite the combination of all these sources, it is obvious that Paris’ streets before the Notre-Dame fire were not in the whole soiled by an extravagant, homogenous and irreversible lead pollution.

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