A new risk of pollution in the event of a rupture of the tank
The prefect explained that there is a new risk of contamination in the event of a rupture of the tank. Hoisting operations are under way.
They exist first and foremost in lifting the truck's cab the victim's body is still locked up. Then it will be necessary to raise the tank itself which can break at any time. The tank still contains 12,000 liters of dangerous products.
Firefighters should try to pump the 12,000 liters of product into the truck.
The préfet said that "sodium chlorite is a disinfectant that is extremely soluble in water and dangerous when concentrated, but that its hazardousness remains moderate".
The fact remains that a pollution of the Belonce watercourse, located a few meters from the fall point of the truck and the dangerous cargo, is confirmed, because on the Gift d & # 39; Aspe "several dead fish have been spotted on the surface", according to witnesses on the spot.
Analyzes will be performed to determine the severity of the situation.
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The road will remain on the RN 134 all day long
There is still work to be done before the truck can be removed from the ravine. The teams are still at work, and the RN 134 between Borce and Etsaut should remain closed Tuesday, operations can still "last all day", still according to the prefecture.
A deviation has been made.
The road will be reopened after checking DIR Aquitaine. A priori only the parapet is damaged, no degradation of the paving is found.
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