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Investigation into chlordecone in the West Indies: the Paris prosecutor’s office requests a dismissal – France



The Paris prosecutor’s office has requested a dismissal of the investigation into the large-scale poisoning linked to the use of chlordecone in the French West Indies, he told AFP on Friday, confirming a source close to the case.

This step had been expected since the Parisian investigating judges of the public health center had announced at the end of March the closure of their investigations without having carried out indictments.

Banned in mainland France in 1990, chlordecone continued to be used in the West Indies until 1993 when it is suspected of having caused a wave of cancers.



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