Hydrocarbon contamination has been detected in Sarthe

Hydrocarbon contamination has been detected in Sarthe

Hydrocarbon contamination was observed in one of the Sarthe arms, in the heart of Sables-sur-Sarthe, on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, in the early afternoon. The deputy mayor raised the alarm and firefighters arrived at around 3:30pm on Rue Joel Le Thule.

The small speck was spotted in Marbery Arm, which flows before the Soustin-Bruno Stadium. Three vehicles and four firefighters were sent to the scene.

Specialized firefighters

We created a floating dam to direct the water level and hold as much produce as possible. It can stay in place for a few days, before we extract everything “Explains Commander Christophe Jardin, who specially came from the emergency center in Le Mans as head of chemical risks.

The rescue center Sablé-sur-Sarthe also specializes in this type of risk and was able, for this occasion, to bring out its own dedicated vehicle.

Firefighters intervened due to an oil leak in one of Sarthe’s arms in Sable-sur-Sarthe. | Free hand

Firefighters intervened due to an oil leak in one of Sarthe’s arms in Sable-sur-Sarthe. | Free hand

Origin unknown

Although firefighters raised the small water lever, the origin and causes of this hydrocarbon contamination have not yet been determined.

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