Sand War in Bay of Lannion, Brittany, France

Posted In News, Sand Mining
Sep
12

dredger
Onboard a sand dredger.
“Sand is the second most consumed natural resource, after water. The construction-building industry is by far the largest consumer of this finite resource. The traditional building of one average-sized house requires 200 tons of sand; a hospital requires 3,000 tons of sand; each kilometer of highway built requires 30,000 tons of sand… A nuclear plant, a staggering 12 million tons of sand…” Captions and Photograph by Award-winning Filmmaker: ©2013 Denis Delestrac

Excerpts;

Ségolène Royal reçoit ce lundi des élus de Lannion ainsi que des représentants d’associations qui exigent la fin de l’extraction de sable de la part de la Compagnie Armoricaine de Navigation. Pour Yves-Marie Le Lay, membre du collectif “le peuple des dunes”, cette extraction doit cessée…

Entre 4 et 5 000 personnes se sont rassemblées à Lannion dans les Côtes-d’Armor dimanche pour exiger la fin de l’extraction de sable de la part de la Compagnie Armoricaine de Navigation. Un sable coquillier provenant d’une dune sous-marine qui doit servir à réduire l’acidité des terres agricoles. Un dossier polémique ouvert depuis plusieurs années. Ségolène Royal reçoit aujourd’hui des élus de Lannion ainsi que des représentants d’associations. Pour Yves-Marie Le Lay, membre du collectif “le peuple des dunes”, cette extraction doit cessée…

Read Full Article, “Yves-Marie Le Lay (le peuple des dunes) : “On attend de S. Royal qu’elle suspende les extractions de sable à Lannion”;” France Info (September 12, 2016)

Translation:
Following yesterday’s rally, attended by around 4,000 to 5,000 people protesting against Lannion’s Bay ongoing sand extraction, Yves Marie Le Lay -representing the environmental group “Peuple Des Dunes”- and local officials, are to meet with the french Environment Minister Segolene Royal, to request the suspension of the controversial dredging concession granted to CAN Industry, whose current practices have been deemed questionable…

Pourquoi l’extraction de sable en Bretagne fait débat; Le Figaro (September 12, 2016)

Côtes-d’Armor: La guerre du sable; Paris-Match (09-09-2016)

Sable en baie de Lannion. Emmanuel Macron déplore déplore l’attitude de la Can; Ouest-France (09-11-2016)
France’s former Economy Minister, Emmanuel Macron, who last year, signed the decree granting concession of shell sand in Bay of Lannion to CAN Industry, is now denouncing CAN Industry’s dubious practices…

Read Full Article, “Extraction de sable. Le décret est signé, Peuple des dunes va attaquer;” Ouest-France (09-19-2015)
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.

Sand Dredging: Let’s Save Brittany’s Shores, France; AVAAZ (10-11-2015)

Sand-Wars / Le Sable: Enquête sur une Disparition: Film Documentaire de Denis Delestrac (24-05-2014)

Tags: ,

Sand Mining

You can make a difference and help save our beaches

Learn simple things that you can do to help protect beaches starting with simply educating others about the beach thereby helping us celebrate the beauty of the world’s beaches.


Join our campaign!

Sign the petition to end global sand mining.


  • Sand Mining Resources

  • More / Sand Mining

    The Pearl, Qatar

    April 2nd, 2018

    The Pearl-Qatar, a man-made island spanning approximately 1.5 square kilometers (0.6 square miles), extends from the mainland, and once fully completed, The Pearl will create over 32 kilometers of new coastline.

    Read More

    Journalist investigating illegal sand mining cases run over by truck, MP, India

    March 26th, 2018

    A journalist investigating illegal sand mining cases in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh was run over by a truck on Monday, media reports said.

    Read More

    Sand Mining in Uganda Poses a Serious Threat to the Environment

    March 25th, 2018

    Environmentalists in Uganda say an important wetland that runs along a highway linking the capital city of Kampala to the southwestern town of Masaka is being harmed by aggressive dredging to extract sand.

    Read More

    Sand: the new gold

    March 5th, 2018

    This is one of the most consumed natural resources in the world. In cambodia, its mining as lead to an environmental catastrophe, while in singapore sand has contributed to 24% of the island’s expansion.

    Read More

    Schoolboys employed in sand mining, Tamil Nadu, India

    March 3rd, 2018

    Poverty and proximity to riverbeds have been weaning away a number of children studying in government schools and pushing them into sand mining. The sand mafia, in a bid to find cheap labour, has been using schoolchildren to lift sand from the riverbeds. The unsuspecting youngsters fall prey to the designs of the mafia, tempted by the money on offer.

    Read More

    Asia’s hunger for sand takes a toll on endangered species

    March 3rd, 2018

    Across Asia, rampant extraction of sand for construction is eroding coastlines and scouring waterways. t’s a global concern, but especially acute in Asia, where all trends show that urbanization and the region’s big construction boom are going to continue for many years.

    Read More

    This Sardinian Town May Ban Towels to Save Popular Beach

    February 20th, 2018

    La Pelosa-one of the Italian island’s more popular beaches—might be banning towels and large beach bags to preserve its sand dunes. The announcement was made earlier this week by Mayor Antonio Diana, who plans to enact strict measures to save the beach.

    Read More

    Factbox: Sifting Through U.S. Beach Sand Numbers

    February 17th, 2018

    Here is a summary of what Florida and other coastal states and communities have been doing to protect and rebuild their shorelines based on to the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) data.

    Read More

    Archive / Sand Mining