Arsenic in Rouyn-Noranda: « It’s not as dramatic as some say » – François Legault

MONTREAL | François Legault minimizes the risks related to the emission of arsenic into the air in Rouyn-Noranda due to the Horne Foundry.

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« It’s not as dramatic as some say, » argued the Prime Minister Wednesday morning, on the airwaves of 98.5.

The head of the CAQ, who is due to go to Rouyn-Noranda at the end of the day to support his local candidate, affirms that the fate of the Horne Foundry is in the hands of local citizens.

“The company says it, we will not be able, in the short term, to go down to three nanograms (per cubic meter of arsenic). Technically, it’s not feasible, what I’m saying, there are 600 direct jobs in Rouyn-Noranda at $100,000 a year, it’s up to the citizens of Rouyn-Noranda to decide.

According to the outgoing Prime Minister, it is above all not up to Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois to make the decision on behalf of the citizens.

Remember that the riding of Rouyn-Noranda-Témiscamingue is currently represented by the solidarity Émilise Lessard-Therrien.

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Called to react to the Prime Minister’s departure, Éric Duhaime said: « I do not have access to all the information that Mr. Legault has – unfortunately – because you know that the reports we receive are redacted when we have some. We should all have access to more information in this dossier, as in that of the 3e link ».

– With the collaboration of Taïeb Moalla

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