Sand War in Bay of Lannion, Brittany, France

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Sep
12

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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)

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