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

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Michel Collignon on his farm in Houdelaucourt-sur-Othain, north-eastern France.
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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WWI ammunition pollution in Houdelaucourt-sur-Othain, north-eastern France
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