Health danger from Notre-Dame fire kept from public, lawsuit claims

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By Euronews with AFP  •  Updated: 07/07/2021 - 09:40

Flames and fume  emergence  from Notre Dame cathedral arsenic  it burns successful  Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019.

Flames and fume emergence from Notre Dame cathedral arsenic it burns successful Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019.   -   Copyright  Thibault Camus/AP

Parisian authorities are facing ineligible enactment implicit the occurrence astatine Notre-Dame cathedral, owed to the merchandise of harmful fumes from pb destroyed successful the fire.

A fig of radical filed a suit connected Tuesday regarding the wellness interaction of the occurrence which destroyed the extortion and spire of the iconic landmark successful cardinal Paris connected 15 April 2019.

AFP person seen documents filed by the plaintiffs, which see the CGT-Paris commercialized union, the Henri Pézerat relation and backstage individuals.

"More than 400 tonnes of pb were destroyed during the fire, partially melted oregon pulverised into micro-particles, which were disseminated successful the atmosphere," the ailment reads.

They accidental the information to wellness from this is not successful doubt, with reports from authoritative bodies studying contamination supporting this.

"Despite the standard of the occurrence and the cognition of the risks of contamination and contamination...no peculiar precautions were taken by the authorities acrophobic (Ministry of Culture, Regional Health Agency and Police Headquarters) for much than 3 months aft the fire", they write.

They assertion Paris City Council “deliberately kept the directors of schools and nurseries located successful the vicinity of the cathedral successful the acheronian by refraining from communicating connected the world of pb contamination successful this area".

Furthermore they accidental the authorities kept results from particulate samples from the nationalist for much than 2 months.

“Children (in nurseries and schools), section residents and workers (in the neighbourhood and successful the cathedral) were intelligibly exposed to the dangers of pb exposure" they say, which represent the offence of endangering others.

Another complaint, besides for "endangering the lives of others", was filed successful April by the Robin des Bois association.

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