Fifteen months after the fire of thousands of tonnes of chemicals stored on the Lubrizol site in Petit-Quevilly near Rouen, the victims are fighting to obtain expertise independent of those of the industrialist and the State. The subsidy voted by the Rouen city council will allow them to make new withdrawals.
A news that falls like a Christmas present for the victims of the fire at the Lubrizol factory who have been fighting since September 2019 to make the whole truth about the disaster. Disaster victims who do not trust the expertise carried out by Lubrizol as well as by the State and who demand that samples be taken, both on the environment and on themselves. But until now, the association did not have the funds to finance these levies. The decision of the town hall of Rouen to allocate them 15,000 euros in subsidies will enable them to relaunch the case and, they hope, to learn more about the presence of the products which have burned, in their environment and in their organism.
For the mayor of Rouen, no trial of intent but during his municipal campaign last spring, he pledged to support this citizen participation, an essential counter-power in his eyes, against the State and the industries. These 15,000 euros in grants could be accompanied by other aid next year, especially if the citizens’ council joins in this project.