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Decree Granting Sand Mining Concession Has Been Signed – Environmentalist Group Will Appeal

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Le Peuple des dunes sur la plage à Erdeven mise en place des lettres de la fresque humaine (en inclusion). Photo source: ©© Bruno Corpet

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Le décret autorisant l’extraction de sable en baie de Lannion a été signé lundi et est paru ce mercredi au journal officiel…

Read Full Article, “Extraction de sable. Le décret est signé, Peuple des dunes va attaquer;” Ouest-France

Translation:
The decree granting concession of shell sand in Bay of Lannion, Brittany, to CAN Industry, was signed Monday and published this Wednesday in the Official Journal.
The french company is now allowed to dredge shell sand off Finistere and Armor’s coasts. The concession has been granted for 15 years and for an amount not to exceed 250,000m3 per year.
Mining of this sand will not be permitted between the months of May and August and environmental survey will be conducted.
The environmental group “Peuple Des Dunes” intends to appeal and file an action before the administrative court.

” Le Gouvernement Autorise L’Extraction de Sable En Baie de Lannion,” AFP

En Bretagne, Le “Peuple des Dunes” Défend Son Sable, Le Monde (02-14-2013)

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