The inhabitants of the communes of the Aisne invited not to drink tap water, after the phosphoric acid leak due to a collision on Wednesday between a heavy vehicle and a train in the Ardennes, can consume it again, said Friday the prefecture.

The prefecture was informed Thursday of a pollution of the Ton stream, following the rail accident in Rumigny in the Ardennes, with "risk of repercussions during pumping on the well of the water union of Aubenton ”.

"In this context, the population had been invited not to consume tap water, pending the restoration of water from the network and the sampling of controls," recalls the prefecture in a press release.

The inhabitants of Any-Martin-Rieux, Aubenton, Beaume, Besmont, Leuze, Logny-Les-Aubenton, Martigny, Watigny, as well as Auge, Bossus les Rumigny, Signy le Petit and Tarzy in the Ardennes were concerned.

New soil analyzes must follow

The results of the control samples taken by the LDAR laboratory “show a satisfactory water quality in phosphates on the Ton (6.28 mg / l) and on the reservoir (0.084 mg / l) to ensure good chemical quality of the water. 'distributed water'. The collision took place overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday on a level crossing between Rumigny and Liart, between a freight train carrying chemicals and a heavy truck towing a boat.

"Unless there is a delay linked to the entanglement of the damaged wagons", the pumping operations should be completed on Sunday evening, according to the prefecture of the Ardennes.

Water samples from the river upstream and downstream were carried out by the French Biodiversity Office and must be analyzed by an independent laboratory.

A study office mandated by SNCF network must take samples from the soil surface and a geological study by piezometer must allow a "more precise analysis of soil pollution but can only be set up once the handover operations have been completed. in condition of the completed tracks ”.


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