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Chlordecone in the West Indies: the Paris prosecutor's office requests a dismissal


Chlordecone, a pesticide banned in France in 1990 but which continued to be authorized in Martinique and Guadeloupe until 1993, caused significant pollution on the two islands.

The Paris prosecutor's office has requested a dismissal of the investigation into the large-scale poisoning linked to the use of chlordecone in the French West Indies, he indicated to AFP on Friday November 25, confirming a close source folder.

This step had been expected since the Parisian investigating judges of the public health center had announced at the end of March the closure of their investigations without having carried out indictments.

Banned in mainland France in 1990, chlordecone continued to be used in the West Indies until 1993 when it is suspected of having caused a wave of cancers.

Source: lefigaro

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