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100 years after WWIn, French soil still contaminated by WWI ammunition, pt 2

100 years after WWIn, French soil still contaminated by WWI ammunition, pt 2
 
Michel Collignon on his farm in Houdelaucourt-sur-Othain, north-eastern France. RFI/Claire Rush

World War I ended 100 years ago. But its effects linger on in north-eastern France, in the form of environmental pollution.

Several years ago, researchers discovered that ammunition destruction operations, carried out near Verdun after the war, have left the topsoil contaminated.

A discovery that’s particularly affected farmers.

Claire Rush has this second report from the rural village of Houdelaucourt-sur-Othain


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