Landes, France


On Cabaniou conservation area, one notes the constant dumping of rubble, asphalt and other demolition materials.

An inhabitant of Saint Martin de Seignanx alerted us of rubble, asphalt and other demolition materials being dumped on Cabaniou conservation area. We received pictures and his letters addressed to the Prefecture and the Ministry of Environment. In order to solve this matter, this person had unsuccessfully tried to contact the Town Hall on many occasions. As we could establish that this dump was a violation of the environment code, Surfrider - eager to protect a conservation area - sent a postal order to the Town Hall. To date, we received no reply but we are confident that the Town Hall will be anxious to solve this issue.

On August 12th, 2008, the Mayor informed us that a complaint had been lodged against the dump of rubbles. He also specified us that the Municipality was waiting for the seizure of the Public prosecutor which would decide on the opportunity or not of legal proceedings according to the notice of the Inspector of the classified Installations. He guaranteed that he was going to inform us about follow up actions of the case.

Besides, we transferred the case to another environmental association and the issue was settled.

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