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Fire in open dump Saint-Pierre and Miquelon ; Nothing is done to disappear both foul landfills open always present in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, and in addition to disfigure the landscape and pollute convey a very unflattering picture of the archipelago. Sorting waste is non-existent in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, the entire cast is loose in these discharges and partially burned in the open, of course without the slightest fume filtration, when the winds are oriented towards the sea, and not to the islands or to their Canadian friends in Newfoundland. Going through these discharges, walking on layers of accumulated waste for decades, burned or not, more or less polluting and biodegradable. A composting plant was built close to the "Dampe" Saint-Pierre. But no manager in sight, and the building is for the moment completely unused. Besides the excitement of the most lucrative projects, preservation of the environment is a minor concern in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, or deeply rooted habits do not change easily.

© Thibaut Vergoz / Biosphoto

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Keywords

Environment / Pollution / Air pollution

Matter (substance) / Mineral matter / Gas (matter) / Smoke

Europe / European Union / France / French overseas collectivity / Saint Pierre and Miquelon archipelago

World sea and ocean / Atlantic Ocean / North Atlantic Ocean

May

Environment / Pollution / Littoral pollution

Environment / Hazard / Nature fire / Voluntary fire

Area / Marine area / Sea / Temperate sea

Transport / Transport mean / Boat / Sailboat

Environment / Pollution / Water pollution

Human Settlement

Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Spring

Earth's crust / Landform / Island

Area / Strand / Seaside

Landscape

Environment / Waste management / Scrap / Domestic scrap

Environment / Waste management / Discharge

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